Madeline Albright was the U.S. Secretary of State in the late 90s and when asked by a reporter about the half a million Iraqi children under five years old who had died due to UN sanctions, replied that 'we think the price is worth it'.
Quite rightly she was widely castigated for her callous disregard to the deaths of thousands of innocents and the assertion that the obscene number of deaths was a price worth paying to achieve her nations political ends.
Today's US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has now taken a leaf from the Albright book of heartless apathy towards foreigners by saying that signs of starvation and death in North Korea indicate that US diplomatic strategy is working fine.
If the number of dead people is how they are measuring the success of their foreign policy then they can say that the last two decades has been an overwhelming success as dead bodies litter the landscape.
That a representative of the United States is happy to see innocent people starving to death shows just how far we haven't moved on since the inhuman Albright and the funerals of dead children being worth it.