Bush's Own Church Says "Get Out of Iraq Now"

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This post, written by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog

Bush's bishops: Exit Iraq now
President Bush's church, long at odds with him on matters of public policy, called on the United States and its partners today to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately.
The Bishops of the United Methodist Church approved a resolution calling on Bush, Congress and leaders of the other coalition partners to begin the "immediate safe and full withdrawal" of all troops, declare that there will be no permanent military bases in Iraq, increase support for veterans of all wars and initiate a reconstruction plan to address the humanitarian, social and educational needs of the Iraqi people.
In issuing the call, the bishops said their position is based on the denomination's belief that "war is incompatible with the teachings and examples of Christ," and on the call of Jesus Christ for "his followers to be peacemakers."

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