My friend Laura Weis shared this quotation with me, and I want to share it with you.
We all need to reflect on one fact that has been almost completely expunged from the U.S. consciousness: in the last 20 years U.S. policy toward Iraq has been responsible for the death of over two million Iraqis, and probably closer to three million. That’s on the order of one in ten Iraqis. The death toll is about equally divided between the 12-year period of stringent economic sanctions that the U.S. and its allies imposed on Iraq and the post 2003 war period.
— Jim Fine, Friends Committee on National Legislation