Saturday, August 05, 2006
What has happened to the claim about a half-million dead children due to U.N. sanctions on Iraq, discussed below and at: Tblong: Albright's Blunder ? I suspect that it is now rarely heard because the casualties from the Iraq war, as high as they have been, have been so much lower than this number. If "half million children ha[d] died" as a result of sanctions, then putting a stop to that would STILL justify the war on humanitarian grounds alone. So I suspect that no one beleives that number now. Since it no longer serves an anti-American agenda, those who made the argument before can probably now see the problem of appealing to Albright's authority.