5/18/18 Richard Garfield on the excess death rate of the 1990s U.S. sanctions in Iraq

5/18/18 Richard Garfield on the excess death rate of the 1990s U.S. sanctions in Iraq

Richard Garfield, author of “Morbidity and Mortality among IraqiChildren from 1990 through 1998” joins Scott to set the record straight about the true consequences of American economic warfare in Iraq during the Clinton-era sanctions. Garfield describes the different methodologies of determining mortality rates and their respective limitations. He then addresses the shortcomings and major criticisms of UNICEF’s findings that the sanctions led to half-a-million excess deaths. Finally Scott and Garfield discuss the efficaciousness of the Oil-For-Food program.

Richard Garfield is a professor emeritus of nursing at Columbia University. He currently works at the Center for Disease Control.
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About Scott Horton

Scott Horton is director of the Libertarian Institute, editorial director of Antiwar.com, host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica, 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles, California and podcasts the Scott Horton Show from ScottHorton.org. He’s the author of the 2017 book, Fool’s Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan and editor of The Great Ron Paul: The Scott Horton Show Interviews 2004–2019. He’s conducted more than 5,000 interviews since 2003. Scott lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, investigative reporter Larisa Alexandrovna Horton. He is a fan of, but no relation to the lawyer from Harper’s. Scott’s Twitter, YouTube, Patreon.

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