Madeleine Albright: "500,000 Dead Iraqi Children Was Worth It"
Sometimes Genocide Is OK…
It just depends who is in office at the moment.
Here is a much forgotten exchange between Lesley Stahl and Madeleine Albright on “60 Minutes” back on May 12, 1996 that is not getting much play lately:
Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price–we think the price is worth it.
In case you missed that episode, here is the video:
Unconscious767 posted this video at YouTube and added this:
It’s worth noting that on 60 Minutes, Albright made no attempt to deny the figure given by Stahl–a rough rendering of the preliminary estimate in a 1995 U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report that 567,000 Iraqi children under the age of five had died as a result of the sanctions.
Hat Tip A. Stewart
Since the US ousted Saddam Hussein and brought democracy to the Middle East the Left has been protesting the civilian and American fatalities that number less than 100,000 combined- and a vast majority of those killed by the terrorists.
It is strange that the Left never saw a need to protest for the Iraqi children.
It is strange that they still don’t.