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Thursday, February 4, 1999

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  • Voices in the Wilderness–the Human Toll of 8 Years of Sanctions in Iraq

    The United Nations ordered its remaining American staff members in Iraq to leave this week after Baghdad warned that it could not guarantee their safety. This order came after sustained U.S. air strikes on Iraq.

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    As the Senate today resumes the impeachment trial of President Clinton, we again turn to the issue of impeachable offenses. In 1987, when Congress learned that the White House had been funneling funds from illegal weapons sales to Iran to the U.S.-backed Contras in Nicaragua, an independent prosecutor conducted an investigation into who had known about what, and who had directed the operation. In that instance, Congress did not go ahead with the impeachment of either President Reagan or Vice-President Bush.