I agree that whatever the number (and its not >1M) these children are innocents. But their death has nothing to do with the sanctions because the oil for food program would work if Saddam wanted it to and not use the wellbeing of children as a propaganda tool to ease the sanctions. There are no sanctions on food or medicines - period.
"Madeleine Albright, Secretary of State in President Clinton's administration, defended the mass killings. During a 1996 interview she was asked: "We have heard that half a million children have died [as a result of sanctions against Iraq]. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima...Is the price worth it?" Albright replied: "...We think the price is worth it." ("60 Minutes," May 12, 1996)."
posted on 11/05/2001 4:43:13 AM PST
The fact remains there is no embargo on food or medicines - the kids are dying because of Saddam's decisions. He is not short of money or food so you explain it.
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