Monday, May 08, 2006

More on Iraq

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a paper last month titled Backgrounder on Iraq. In it, they ask us to ask Congress to address these key challenges to a responsible transition:
confronting terrorism without using excessive military force that endangers civilians or abuses prisoners, and without relying solely on military methods to counter terrorism;

protecting religious liberty in Iraq, especially for Christians and other religious minorities;

providing more support for Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers; and

resisting the temptation to ignore other pressing needs, especially the poor at home and abroad.

The entire backgrounder is here.