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Setting the Record Straight With The Sentinel

A letter to the editor on the Sam Farr town hall meeting.
Setting the Record Straight With The Sentinel

Dear Editor,

I was quoted in the article “Anti-war crowd asks Farr for action” as saying: (economic) sanctions (against Iraq) have killed “millions of Iraqi children”. This quote is incorrect. What I actually said was, “sanctions against Iraq have killed well over a million people, most of them being children”. The difference is an important one in terms of accuracy of facts.

Secretary of State Madeline Albright was asked about these sanctions in a 1996 interview which held by Leslie Stahl on the TV program “60 Minutes” (5/12/96). Leslie Stahl asked, “We have heard that over half a million children have died. I mean, that's more than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” To this question Madeline Albright responded, “I think this is a very hard choice. But the price-- we think the price is worth it”.

Since that interview the deaths have continued to increase. Congressman Sam Farr, for his part, has done nothing to stop this death by sanctions.

In my speech I also criticized Sam Farr for many other positions he has taken, including voting for over 400 billion dollars for the war budget while schools are being shut down at home.

In opposition Farr’s pro-war policies I announced my candidacy for the U.S. Senate in opposition to Sam Farr.

Sincerely,
Steve Argue, SANTA CRUZ
 
 


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corrected typo

Setting the Record Straight With The Santa Cruz Sentinel

Dear Editor,

I was quoted in the article “Anti-war crowd asks Farr for action” as saying: (economic) sanctions (against Iraq) have killed “millions of Iraqi children”. This quote is incorrect. What I actually said was, “sanctions against Iraq have killed well over a million people, most of them being children”. The difference is an important one in terms of accuracy of facts.

Secretary of State Madeline Albright was asked about these sanctions in a 1996 interview which was held by Leslie Stahl on the TV program “60 Minutes” (5/12/96). Leslie Stahl asked, “We have heard that over half a million children have died. I mean, that's more than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” To this question Madeline Albright responded, “I think this is a very hard choice. But the price-- we think the price is worth it”.

Since that interview the deaths have continued to increase. Congressman Sam Farr, for his part, has done nothing to stop this death by sanctions.

In my speech I also criticized Sam Farr for many other positions he has taken, including voting for over 400 billion dollars for the war budget while schools are being shut down at home.

In opposition Farr’s pro-war policies I announced my candidacy for the U.S. Senate in opposition to Sam Farr.

Sincerely,
Steve Argue, SANTA CRUZ
 

another typo

I must have been tired when I wrote this last night. This version corrects another typo. --Steve

Setting the Record Straight With The Sentinel

Dear Editor,

I was quoted in the article “Anti-war crowd asks Farr for action” as saying: (economic) sanctions (against Iraq) have killed “millions of Iraqi children”. This quote is incorrect. What I actually said was, “sanctions against Iraq have killed well over a million people, most of them being children”. The difference is an important one in terms of accuracy of facts.

Secretary of State Madeline Albright was asked about these sanctions in a 1996 interview which held by Leslie Stahl on the TV program “60 Minutes” (5/12/96). Leslie Stahl asked, “We have heard that over half a million children have died. I mean, that's more than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?” To this question Madeline Albright responded, “I think this is a very hard choice. But the price-- we think the price is worth it”.

Since that interview the deaths have continued to increase. Congressman Sam Farr, for his part, has done nothing to stop this death by sanctions.

In my speech I also criticized Sam Farr for many other positions he has taken, including voting for over 400 billion dollars for the war budget while schools are being shut down at home.

In opposition Farr’s pro-war policies I announced my candidacy for the U.S. Congress in opposition to Sam Farr.

Sincerely,
Steve Argue, SANTA CRUZ
 

Typo Correction Suggestion

Steve: In future, it would be easier for the reader to simply give the sentence containing the typo. Take up less space too. Glad you're setting the record straight.
 

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