An Iowa woman who broke the law by traveling to Iraq last month says we could do more to help. Wendy Vasquez says she doesn’t know if Saddam Hussein is a bad man. Despite a ban on U-S travel there, Vasquez went with a small group to see conditions in Iraq since the U-N declared sanctions against that Middle Eastern nation. A member of the American Friends Service Committee, Vasquez says rules that forbid selling Iraqi builders materials that could be turned into weapons also bar the trade in things like steel pipes that could be used to fix public water systems, and says there are sick children going untreated because Iraq doesn’t have medicine and can’t pay doctors. Vasquez says her visit with the multi-faith “Campaign of Conscience for the People of Iraq” group showed her that country needs help that only America can give.
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