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U.S. Foreign Policy and the Middle EastDate:
April 23, 2003
The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
Phone: (616) 892-9300
It was argued that war would liberate the Iraqi people from an evil dictator. He conceded that yes, Saddam Hussein was a ruthless dictator but that we cannot liberate everyone everywhere and where do we stop? And why was Iraq our main focus again, suddenly, when there are perhaps more pressing concerns? St. Clair’s rebuttal was that Hussein, would actually do anything to save his own skin, including sparing no expense and taking big risks.
About Keith St. Clair, PhD
Professor of Political Science, Grand Rapids Community College
Mr. St. Clair is a tenured Political Science Instructor at Grand Rapids Community College. He has been teaching political science there since 2002 and can be seen frequently on its cable channel 28. He teaches government and international relations. He holds two degrees from Illinois State University: a Master of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. While in graduate school, he interned in London working as a research assistant for a Member of the British Parliament. He has travelled extensively throughout the Middle East. He has lived in West Michigan since 1997 with his wife Alice. Mr. St. Clair serves on the board of the Michigan Conference of Political Scientists. He remains active in the World Affairs Council of West Michigan and has been a guest lecturer for the National Issues Forum at the Dirksen Congressional Center.