Iraqi bishop charges US troops leave country worse off
Catholic World News - August 23, 2010
In an interview with the Italian daily La Stampa, an Iraqi bishop charges that as US combat troops pull out, his country is in worse shape than when the Americans arrived. Bishop Shlemon Warduni argues that the US was guided by self-interest rather than the welfare of the Iraqi people, and points out that Christians are now particularly vulnerable in an unstable country. John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter has translated the provocative interview.
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Posted by: Defender -
Aug. 23, 2010 5:04 PM ET USA
Was (Is) the United States guided by self-interest - yes, the type and amount varies by whoever is president. It is easy to point fingers, but the fact remains that the Muslims (Shiite and Sunni) can't seem to get along and there is a power struggle in Iraq that will play out.