“This month marks the beginning of the 10th year of U.N. economic sanctions against Iraq. Sanctions were put in place first in response to the invasion of Kuwait and then to end Iraq’s weapons development program, but it is time to suspend them. Whatever accomplishments that occurred under U.N. Security Council Resolutions 661 and 687 have been achieved by now, and the costs of sanctions to the Iraqi people and the U.N. itself far outweigh the current gains.”