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by C1ay / September 20, 2004 9:50 PM PDT

Sen. Norm Coleman (search), R-Minn., said when Saddam beat the sanctions, the United States paid the price because officials had hoped that sanctions would ultimately lead to regime change and the bloodless end of rule for Saddam.

"We sacrificed American lives now for regime change. It was supposed to be through sanctions," said Coleman, chairman of the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations.

But Denis Halliday, a former U.N. assistant secretary general, said the more the Iraqi people suffered, the less support there was for sanctions. Halliday became one of the most vocal critics of the sanctions and U.S. policy toward Iraq.

"Sanctions killed perhaps over a million Iraqi civilians. That's a huge crime, that's a war crime," said Halliday, who quit his job in protest for what he saw happening with sanctions.


And yet there are still many here who claim we didn't wait long enough. That we didn't wait for the sanctions to work. How long should we have waited? Another million lives? Two million? How many?

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If anything, we waited too long
by Dragon / September 21, 2004 2:52 PM PDT
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Speaking of which ...
by Evie / September 21, 2004 11:08 PM PDT

... we seemed eager to have the 9/11 Commission to determine what "we" did wrong that "caused" that attack ... no matter if some of the information made public might impair our efforts in an ongoing war, at the very least by politicizing the findings/recommendations of said commission. But those that would defer to the UN see no such intensity in the need to OPEN UP THE UN's BOOKS!! Yes, I'm shouting. The US should not send another single penny to this corrupt organization until and unless the entire Oil for Food program is open to investigation. I missed the Fox News special on the links of this program to funding terror organization. There is no "smoking gun" yet, but we know we'll never find it if the UN is allowed to maintain its secrecy in this matter. What we do know is that Saddam became a billionaire under this "humanitarian" UN administered program, and we don't know where that money went.

Evie Happy

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Re: Speaking of which ...
by Mark5019 / September 22, 2004 4:00 AM PDT
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i want the us to send the un to france those two sleep in same beds

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No argument here!
by Evie / September 22, 2004 6:39 AM PDT

US out of the UN, and UN out of the US!

Evie Happy

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