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Originally posted by 27jd
It is very sad that you are so blinded by patriotism and brainwashed by the media that you do not acknowledge the point here. Children are being mangled, even if by accident. Is that really the answer to the world's problems? If it were your children it would be different, right? Children are children, innocents are innocents, no matter what nationality. Imagine, your child (if you have one) mutilated, scared, confused and bleeding to death, this is the reality for many innocents in Iraq, it makes me sick how many of my fellow Americans discount life just because they are not American. You should be ashamed, there is NO good in war, even if it is war made by this "great country" the USA. Arkaleus I believe is wrong on many issues, but not this one, perhaps you should consider medications if you think killing children is OK, as long as they're in another country.
[edit on 13-9-2004 by 27jd]
Iraqi Sanctions: Were They Worth It?
by Sheldon Richman, January 2004 [POSTED FEBRUARY 9, 2004]
In May 1996 Madeleine Albright, who was then the U.S. ambassador to the UN, was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years of U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq,
We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
To which Ambassador Albright responded,
I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it.
That remark caused no great public outcry, although, according to journalist Matt Welch, some students protested when Albright spoke at college campuses. The following January Albright was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Clinton’s secretary of state. In her opening statement to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which was considering her appointment, she said,
We will insist on maintaining tough U.N. sanctions against Iraq unless and until that regime complies with relevant Security Council resolutions.
Originally posted by Muaddib
Do you know how many children died because of Saddam's regime? hundreds of thousands, together with their parents.
Originally posted by ThunderCloud
CazMedia, the conservative and 27jd, the liberal are tag-teaming Arkaleus, the religious fundamentalist...
This arguement should be in the hall of fame!
Where are our resident socialists and Communists? Once they've thrown their hats into the ring, this debate will be like a WWE Cage Death Match...
Originally posted by Arkaleus
27jd doesn't really debate, he eats the dead corpses of argument and vomits up opposition to whoever he believes challenges his "right to exist" as he wills. You do not have a right to your lifestyle. You succeed in it only for a short time. Pursuing fools and their words is like chasing the devil.
Originally posted by Muaddib
Ah, i see...so when the UN put sanctions in Iraq and over 500,000 children under the age of 5 died where were your cries for those children?
If there hadn't been a war, the UN would have made more sanctions, and 500,000 or more children under the age of 5 would have died in Iraq because of these sanctions.