Former U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Iraq, Dennis Halliday, who resigned over the Iraq sanctions in 1998, joins Scott to discuss Madeleine Albright’s new book and the true figures of the total deaths of Iraqi children due to the U.N. sanctions. Halliday describes his experience in Iraq and the violations of international law leading to mass casualties that he witnessed—which he classified as sanctions with genocidal intent, leading to his resignation from the U.N.
Dennis Halliday was the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq in 1997 and 1998. In 2003, Halliday was presented with the Gandhi International Peace Award for his work to expose the horrors of the U.S. sanctions program.
Discussed on the show:
- “Madeleine Albright – The deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children was worth it” (YouTube)
- “Morbidity and Mortality Among Iraqi Children from 1990 Through 1998: Assessing the Impact of the Gulf War and Economic Sanctions” (CASI)
- “When Iraq Was Clinton’s War” (Jacobin)
- “Changing views on child mortality and economic sanctions in Iraq: a history of lies, damned lies and statistics” by Tim Dyson (BMJ Global Health)
- Hans-Christof von Sponeck
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