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  •  Remember, children died from Iraq sanctions... (2+ / 0-)
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    annieli, charliehall2

    ...because Saddam Hussein made that decision. (And I don't mean the decision to do something to bring about sanctions, I mean how he chose to run Iraq under the sanctions which was to divert all of the permitted oil revenues to non-civilian spending.)  It's an interesting question whether our policies should be bounded by the policy responses of our most sociopathic enemies, but saying that sanctions killed Iraqi children misplaces the real blame.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 04:47:36 AM PST

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