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Tuesday, March 11, 2003 Nun compis mentis: An Iraqi nun peace-activist blames the suffering of her people on -- yep -- US-backed sanctions. It's the embargo that makes Saddam act the way he does, so of course Iraqis see Americans as the cause of their suffering.
You know, I don't recall the Left opposing sanctions on apartheid-era South Africa because they would hurt South African blacks and lead them to blame America for their hardship.
And aren't those UN sanctions on Iraq? Isn't the UN supposed to be the arbiter and purveyor of all that is good and just?
I must say I like Midwest Conservative Journal's idea: Pull the US out of the UN, send the UN packing from New York, and turn the General Assembly building into a synagogue.