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Colin Rowat wrote: > What is the relative importance of these two half questions - > supporting Saddam and helping Iraqis? I will not try to offer an > answer to this, but do think that the balance implied by Albright in > her famous claim that the deaths of a half million Iraqi children > were 'worth the price', is very widely viewed as abhorrent. Well, I always viewed that as human error. I don't mean to sound like I'm insulting her, but lets face it, she made a stupid mistake by answering a rigged question. It was an especially stupid mistake because rigged questions are asked quite frequently by the press in the world of politics and she should have known better. That being said, when Leslie Stahl asked her "blah..blah..blah... Do you think it was worth it?", she was asking Albright a rigged question. Whether Albright answered 'Yes' or 'No' she would have erroneously 'confirmed' that 500,000 children had died. Since Albright was at the interview to begin with as an 'advocate' of current U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, she made a grievous mistake by answering that rigged question. What she should have done is answered the question put to her by Stahl with another question. A question that challenged both the the data *and* the source of that data. Since that big shing-ding in 1996, Madelyn Albright has certainly caught a whirlwind of flak for it. She has made sincere apologies for her error all across the U.S. and after the one I saw several years ago, there is no doubt that she was sincere. It all boils down to this: An old lady basically fucked up by answering a rigged question. Give her a break, Let it go. And move on... --Darin Zeilweger _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk