Article by Howard Zinn • The Progressive • February 1999.
It seems to me this conveys with terrible clarity that Saddam Hussein and the leaders of our government have much in common: They are both visiting death and suffering on the people of Iraq.
In response to the possibility that Saddam Hussein may have “weapons of mass destruction” and the additional possibility that he may use them in the future, the United States, in the present, shows no compunction about suing weapons of mass destruction: cruise missiles, B-52 bombers, and, most of all, economic sanctions, which have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.
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