"As people of faith, we raise our voice in protest against the tragedy of the unjust war in Iraq," said a statement issued last week by--the social action committee of the church that both President Bush and Vice President Cheney belong to, The Nation reported.
"Thousands of lives have been lost and hundreds of billions of dollars wasted in a war the United States initiated and should never have fought."
"We grieve for all those whose lives have been lost or destroyed in this needless and avoidable tragedy. Military families have suffered undue hardship from prolonged troop rotations in Iraq and loss of loved ones. It is time to bring them home."
It is my hope and prayer that our statement against the war in Iraq will be heard loud and clear by our fellow United Methodists, President Bush and Vice President Cheney," said Jim Winkler, General Secretary of the UMC's Board of Church and Society. "Conservative and liberal board members worked together to craft a strong statement calling for the troops to come home and for those responsible for leading us into this disastrous war to be held accountable."
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