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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT ENDORSED

KILLING OVER 500,000 CHILDREN IN IRAQ

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U.S. SANCTIONS KILLED OVER 500,000 IRAQI CHILDREN

Sanctions against Iraq began in 1990, four days after Iraq's invasion in Kuwait, and stayed largely in force until 2003.

The sanctions were not limited to military supplies. There were heavy sanctions on food and basic medical supplies for the Iraqi population.

Due to these sanctions, there were high rates of malnutrition and the spread of diseases. On May 2000, a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) survey noted that almost half of the children under 5 years of age suffered from diarrhea.

576,000 children were killed by these sanctions. (The New York Times, 12-1-95)

The 60 Minutes interviewer, Leslie Stahl, asked Albright: "We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?"

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, replied: "I think this is a very hard choice. But the price–we think the price is worth it."  (May, 1996)

FORMER HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR OF UN SAYS SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAQ AMOUNTED TO GENOCIDE

Years of United Nations economic sanctions against Iraq have created genocidal conditions and should be eliminated, Denis Halliday, former Humanitarian Coordinator of the UN, told a Cornell audience.

"We are now in there responsible for killing people, destroying their families, their children, allowing their older parents to die for lack of basic medicines," Halliday said during a lecture titled "Sanctions Against Iraq: Consequences and Alternatives," Sept. 24, in Goldwin Smith Hall's Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium. "We're in there allowing children to die who were not born yet when Saddam Hussein made the mistake of invading Kuwait." (Cornell, 10-1-1999)

ALBRIGHT'S CONFUSED VIEWS OF MORALITY

Madeline Albright also stated there is a special place in Hell for women who don't support Hillary Clinton.

Specifically, she said the following: “It’s not done and you have to help. Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” (The Guardian, 2-6-16).

 

 

LINKS

Iraq Sanctions Kill 576,000 Children, U.N. Reports (The New York Times, 12-1-95)

Effects of Iraq Sanctions (Global Issues 2005)

Mistakes, Madeleine Albright and Dead Iraqi Children (FAIR, 2011)

Democracy Now Confronts Madeline Albright on the Iraq Sanctions: Was It Worth The Price? (Democracy Now, 2004)

Albright: 'special place in hell' for women who don't support Clinton (The Guardian, 2-6-16)