He's a conservative, a militarist, and a renowned national security think-tanker and last week he wrote in the Seattle Weekly "Get out of Iraq--now.
Philip Gold has been downright prescient about the war; he predicted it, called it for the dangerous adventurism that it is, affixed blame on the Bushite neocons and has been ostracized for it his former peers.
We went into Iraq to teach the world a lesson. It didn't work. It won't. Perhaps now we should let the people of Iraq do the teaching, and say to them:
"We freed you from a hideous tyrant. We helped you to rebuild your economy, your society, your security forces. We gave you three years to think about what you really want. Now we're leaving. Let's see what you do with your freedom."
In the summer leading up to 9-11, he predicted an imminent terrorist strike. When you read his remarkable Washington Law & Politics piece Jihadistan, published July 2001, you'll need to read more from Philip Gold.