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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Madeleine "It's Worth It" Albright to Speak at Central Library

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who for eight years worked to maintain the genocidal sanctions that (by UN estimate) killed half a million Iraqi children, will be speaking Tuesday, 29 January, at the central library at 1901 Vine Street.

While she was only one of many who shared responsibility for this inhuman imperial policy, she had the misfortune of being challenged on it by a mainstream journalist who thought outside the mainstream box for a change. In an interview Lesley Stahl cited the UN figure and asked Albright if all this death of innocents, willfully inflicted for political purposes (the precise definition of terrorism by the way) was "worth it." Albright answered, "Yes, I think it's worth it."

I have to work that day, but I hope others will come out to hold her to account for this, and help expose the bipartisan nature of this country's inhuman imperial policies.

Eric Hamell

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