First a disclaimer, this write-up by no stretch of the imagination is to justify how Saddam was removed, nor is it to minimize the suffering Iraqi people endured during and after his brutal lifetime rule.
However, as a true believer in the necessity of moral and practical dictate to remove warmongers and brutal rulers by the democracies, and one who believes it can be facilitated by nonmilitary means through a combination of airtight sanctions plus empowering local victimized populace, the fabricated story of 500,000 Iraqi children having been murdered due to sanctions has to be told.
Here is an excerpt from a study which was published by the Washington post yesterday:
“Saddam Hussein said sanctions killed 500,000 children. That was ‘a spectacular lie.
During the rush to wage war in Iraq in the early 2000s, one figure widely cited both to justify and oppose the U.S.-led invasion was that more than 500,000 children had died as a result of U.N.-imposed sanctions in the previous decade.
Nearly two decades later, researchers at the London School of Economics have concluded that the figure simply wasn’t true.
Too many children nonetheless are dying in Iraq, the report adds. Not only was there no substantial increase in child mortality during the 1990s, but there was also no significant improvement in the child death rate as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and the lifting of the sanctions, as U.S. officials have claimed”
In other words; lefties used the lie to justify cozying up to Saddam, and righties used it as yet another justification to mount the military invasion.
Sanctions, especially one which is expressly and publically announced to be imposed to change an unreformable, murderous regime, is the moral obligation of all those who live in freedom.
Isn’t it time to end the hypocrisy of making lucrative deals with murderers prolonging their rule, and simultaneously decrying belief in human right on the other hand?
Airtight sanctions, a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.
Picture above & below; EU Foreign Affairs head Federica Mogherini in Tehran attending the farcical “presidential inauguration” while the lifetime, unelected Islamist fascist Führer holds all the power. An unreformable system which is a gender/religious apartheid, expansionist warmonger and uber-international terror sponsor.
Ps. Islamist fascists used the same sort of lie about “medicine” being denied Iranian people due to sanctions, Islamist fascist lobby, NIAC, which does the bidding for the them in America took the lead in propagating this lie.