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'Idealist' tried to halt Saddam's Kurdish slaughter

Date: November 20, 2008
Author: Andy Segal
QUOTE: Tens of thousands of Kurds had fled to Turkey. Survivors described blinding, burning clouds of poison gas that dropped people in their tracks....In the end, the House of Representatives killed Galbraith's sanctions bill with backing from the Reagan administration. Politics had trumped principle.

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