<< The reason for lifting the sanctions now will allow for a rapid fix to the humanitarian shortfalls that Saddam caused AND it will also allow the Iraqi economy to start producing as a world player once again. >>
the major humanitarian problems were casued by the US/UK bombing of Iraq. the US targeted water treatment plants and the power grid among other things. it was not militarily necessary AT ALL to bomb Iraq to get a weak army out of Kuwait. you wil probably try to make some excuse, but what we did was murder. if you look at the recent history, you will see that Bush sr. did everything he could to make the war happen and he rejeted serious offers of Saddam to withdraw from Kuwait.