Congressional Issues 2010
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
The 112th Congress should
require that any new trade sanctions
be justified by national security,
repeal existing sanctions that fail to meet the
national security criterion,
set a time limit on any new trade sanctions,
require the president to consult with Congress
following the imposition of sanctions by
give the president authority to waive any
sanction in the national interest,
require an analysis of the cost to the U.S.
economy of all current and proposed trade
provide compensation to U.S. citizens whose
investments are lost or substantially
devalued as a result of U.S. sanctions policy.
These goals will set in motion a re-evaluation of the purposes for U.S.
Sanctions Against Iraq
The Cruel and
Brutal War Against the Iraqi People
In 1996 then-UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright was asked by 60
Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years of
U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq, We have heard that half
a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than
died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it? To which
responded, I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we
think, the price is worth it.