“In January the Iraqi government staged an emotional public funeral in Baghdad for 70 children. The children, the government said, had died from malnutrition and disease caused by United Nations sanctions, and it called for an end to the embargo. Similar public funerals, along with a variety of reports from U.N. agencies about the devastating humanitarian impact of sanctions, have inspired deep moral concerns within the Western religious community and elsewhere. The developing consensus: the sanctions must end.”