A Prophet of Mercy and His Wars

Lesley Stahl hosted Madeleine Albright, then-the Secretary of State of USA, in a news programme. They talked on the US sanctions against Iraq  after first Gulf war in which many  children lost their lives due to lack of nutrition and medicine. When Lesley asked her guest “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?” The response that she got was shocking: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the…

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