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Aff Blocks IRAQ Iraq sanctions has increased the price of basic food products, causing inadequate nutrition, declining health care and collapse of the national currency. Charles Rarick (Professor of Management, Barry University), and Martine Duchatelet. 2008. Economic A airs. An Ethical Assessment of the Use of Economic Sanctions as a Tool of Foreign Policy." Pgs. 48 - 52.) Sanctions in Iraq caused the price of basic food products to greatly increase, resulted in inadequate nutrition, caused a decline of health care, and led to the collapse of the national currency. According to UNICEF, economic sanctions against Iraq resulted in the doubling of the death rate for children less than five years of age. The organization reports that the sanctions made it very difficult for parents to provide needed medicines, food, and safe drinking water for their children, and estimates that they resulted in the deaths of 500,000 children under the age of five between 1991 and 1998. Economic sanctions themselves can be called instruments of mass destruction. Sanctions have crippled Iraq’s civilians; women, children, the elderly, the sick and the poor suffer the most Joy Gordon. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS, JUST WAR DOCTRINE, AND THE "FEARFUL SPECTACLE OF THE CIVILIAN DEAD". Cross Currents, Fall 1999, Vol. 49 Issue 3. JOY GORDON teaches in the Philosophy Department at Fairfield University. The sanctions against Iraq, and the massive, long- term human suffering they have inflicted, have undermined this common view of sanctions. Since 1991, international agencies have documented Iraq's explosion in child mortality rates, water- borne diseases from untreated water supplies, malnutrition in large sectors of the population, and on and on. The most reliable estimate holds that 237,000 Iraqi children under five are dead as a result of sanctions, with other estimates going as high as one million. The deaths from sanctions are far greater than the number of Iraqis directly killed in the Persian Gulf War - - an estimated 40,000 casualties, both military and civilian. But the sanctions are shocking not only because of the extent of the human damage, but also because the suffering has been borne primarily by women, children, the elderly, the sick, and the poor; the state and the wealthy classes seem to be inconvenienced, but are otherwise exempt from extreme hardship.
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The case of Iraq violates the principles of just war theory Joy Gordon. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS, JUST WAR DOCTRINE, AND THE "FEARFUL SPECTACLE OF THE CIVILIAN DEAD". Cross Currents, Fall 1999, Vol. 49 Issue 3. JOY
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