David Cortwright

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Dec 12 08:12:15 MST 2002

The man who launched this mainstream antiwar group called "Win Without
War" is also president of Fourth Freedom Forum, a group that advocates
the use of sanctions against Iraq. On their website, you can find
Cortwright's book "Winning Without War" that says word zero about the
impact of the economic war on Iraq on children.

In a Feb. 15, 1998 New Orleans Times-Picayune article titled "Iraqi
Children Suffering Most", Cortwright blames Baghdad for
malnutrition--not those imposing the sanctions. He says, "It's sort of
like being in a war with an enemy willing to put children on the front
lines. Are you still justified in firing, knowing you have an enemy so
diabolical they're willing to use children?" A question to which he
answers in the affirmative. To put it bluntly, there is not much
difference between Madeline Albright and Cortwright when it comes to the
sort of "ends justifies the means" mentality that has resulted in the
death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.


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