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24. The third choice: neither Taliban nor America

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24. The third choice: neither Taliban nor America
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2001
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40
Article number: 
24
Article pages: 
P.14
Date of source: 
October 8, 2001
Author: 
Nabil Zaki
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When Madeleine Albright, the former American minister of foreign affairs, was asked about how she felt when half a million children in Iraq were killed as a result of the sanctions imposed on their country, her answer was that it was a very difficult choice. But after putting everything into consideration, what America gained was worth what happened.

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The article is divided into an introduction and four parts each of which has been given a subheading. In the introduction the author expressed the opinion that according to the democratic principles of America, he has the right to reject terrorism and America’s way of facing terrorism as well. He then commented on articles by Western journalists about the attacks in America and on the fact that America had once helped the Taliban to get rid of Russian control in middle Asia. The translated excerpts is taken from under the subheading "human feelings." In this part, the author compared the attitude of a British couple towards their cat, which was stuck in a hole in one of the walls of their house and for whose sake they were willing to destroy the house, and the attitude of Madeleine Albright towards the children of Iraq.


When Madeleine Albright, the former American minister of foreign affairs was asked, in a television interview, about how she felt when half a million children in Iraq were killed as a result of the sanctions imposed on their country, her answer was "It is a very difficult choice. But after putting everything into consideration, I think what we gained was worth what happened."

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