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According to US News and World Report January 15 1998 the United Nations estimates that nearly one million Iraqi children are chronically malnourished Infant mortality and waterborne illnesses are also up dramaticallyOmstad 42 These problems are a direct result of economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by the United States Thomas Omstad a field reporter for US News and World Report describes the sanctions as a blunt instrument that can clearly take innocent lives It is because of this and a multitude of other reasons that the statement the use of economic sanctions to achieve US foreign policy goals is moral does not ring true In order to prove that economic sanctions are not morally right we must first understand what an economic sanction is Economic sanction is defined as the withholding of supplies from countries that do not agree with or follow the policies laid out for them by the United States This definition is given by the mission work organization Pastors for Peace based out of Chicago Illinois It is also the working definition for the sanctions that the United States has imposed against CubaWeiss 506 Sanctions are immoral because they harm innocents As I stated earlier there is a senseless harming of innocent people in the sanctions imposed against Iraq Part of the reason for this is the way the US government classifies materials The level of sanctions imposed against Iraq still allows for some humanitarian aid to be sent there from the US but it is very limitedSirico15 For example according to documents released by the state department a chair has the same military classification as a handgunSirico15 What this means is that as Iraq tries to set up schools the cannot get chairs from aid groups because the US state department feels that they can be used in militay efforts This same analysis applies to many pharmaceuticals The US blocks many necessary drugs from being sent to Iraq for fear
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