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Madeline Albright: Deaths of 500,000 children “worth it”

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Mary MacElveen, in Where are the tears for GIs, Iraqis? writes:

clipped from www.aljazeera.com
Hillary ClintonClinton [said] that this race was personal instead of political . . “I see what’s happening and we have to reverse it.” To this I would love to ask Sen. Clinton: Do you wish to reverse it back to when your husband was our president in which we sanctioned the Iraqi people thereby killing one million of its citizens?
Madeline AlbrightI keep on harping on this, but former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright –when asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl if it was worth over 500,000 innocent Iraqi children dying — said, “It was worth it.”
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Eeyow. Are we monsters?


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Written by Monte

January 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Iran, Iraq, Islam, Politics, Terrorism

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  1. Thanks, Sheree, Gianna –
    Sheree, she did, and we are, sad to say. It was on “60 Minutes,” May 12, 1996.

    Here’s the exact dialogue:
    Leslie Stahl: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And — and you know, is the price worth it?”
    Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price — we think the price is worth it.”

    In her biography, she wishes she hadn’t said it, and tries to pin the blame for the whole tragedy on Saddam Hussein. I understand her original comment scarcely received coverage in the West, but was well known in Arab nations prior to 9/11, and is considered by some to be one element of the motivation for those attacks.

    Monte

    January 22, 2008 at 12:12 pm

  2. are we monsters?

    You have to ask?

    ****ducking head to avoid bricks slung by those who think I’m an evil anti-american anti-christ. Take note that I include myself in that we as someone who is ashamed of what we do.

    giannakali

    January 21, 2008 at 9:12 pm

  3. If she really said that, we are in far bigger trouble in this country than I thought.

    Sheree

    January 20, 2008 at 11:28 pm


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