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Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives

  
 

 

 

Congressional Issues 2010
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY
Trade Sanctions



The 112th Congress should
  • require that any new trade sanctions be justified by national security,
  • repeal existing sanctions that fail to meet the national security criterion,
  • set a time limit on any new trade sanctions,
  • require the president to consult with Congress following the imposition of sanctions by executive order,
  • give the president authority to waive any sanction in the national interest,
  • require an analysis of the cost to the U.S. economy of all current and proposed trade sanctions, and
  • provide compensation to U.S. citizens whose investments are lost or substantially devalued as a result of U.S. sanctions policy.

These goals will set in motion a re-evaluation of the purposes for U.S. foreign intervention.


Sanctions Against Iraq

The Cruel and Brutal War Against the Iraqi People

In 1996 then-UN Ambassador Madeleine Albright was asked by 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl, in reference to years of U.S.-led economic sanctions against Iraq, “We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that is more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” To which Ambassador Albright responded, “I think that is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it


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