Excerpt from "Punishing Saddam"
on the TV program "60 Minutes",
May 12, 1996


transcribed from the video by Stanley Heller


Leslie Stahl: We have heard that a half a million children have died. I'm mean that's more children than died in Hiroshima. You know, is the price worth it?

Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price we think, we think the price is worth it

Voice Over, Stahl: Worth it because she believes the sanctions are working.

Albright: He has come cleaner on some of these weapons programs than we thought before and he has recognized Kuwait and that was one of the very important reasons that this whole war started

Albright: It is a moral question, but the moral question is an even a larger one, Don't we owe ito the American people and to the American military and to the other countries in the region that this man not be a threat.

Stahl: Even with the starvation?

Albright: I think Leslie it is hard for me to say this because I am a humane person, but my first responsibility is make sure that United States forces do not have to go and refight the Gulf War

Punishing Saddam CBS 1996