Truth and death in Iraq under sanctions

  • Author: Michael Spagat
  • Published: Jul 08, 2010 - From issue: Volume 7 Issue 3 (September 2010)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2010.00437.x

Sanctions applied against Saddam Hussein's Iraq “caused 500 000 children to die”. The figure, and the causation, is quoted by politicians and pressure groups. Is it justified, or were the statistics manipulated by one of the nastiest regimes on earth?Michael Spagat looks at the evidence.

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