|LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Workers World Publications
June 19, 2001
Dear Friends -
In the past week I have seen two (2) items in the New York Times concerning the discontinuance of music being played, to liven things up, at the United Nation's IRAQI sanctions sessions. (See this latest, Sunday NY Times 6-17-01, Week in Review, page 3). Yet not a word about the effects of sanctions in IRAQ.
U.N. sanctions have caused the deaths of more than 500,000 Iraqi children and the brutal suffering of millions more. What kind of music did Hitler prefer? Ask a Jew who was in Dachau or Treblinka. What kind of music does Ariel Sharon prefer? Ask a Palestinian in Sabra or Shatilla.
I commend the Tunisian Ambassador Noureddine Mejdoub for putting an end to this decadence. I hope he can be as successful in putting an end to the sanctions against IRAQ.