Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Got Critical Mass?

Well, now! This is interesting indeed! This could be the start of something...

“The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for ... high crimes and misdemeanors,” the group wrote in a letter written on behalf of its board members.

The letter says that impeachment is warranted for their “deceiving the public under the false pretense that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction” and “destroying” the reputation of the United States and the good will of other nations.

“The time for impeachment is now — before the example of George W. Bush’s regime is set in stone,” they wrote. “Future generations will thank you for preserving the freedom of our nation and its relation to the entire human community.”
The national Coalition of American Nuns was founded in 1969, and is concerned primarily with issues of social justice and human rights. The statement was crafted during a mid-August meeting of the organizations board. The statement also denounces the occupation of Iraq. “Rather than continuing support of a just-war theory, a more compassionate church would oppose all war and teach peacemaking skills for all levels of government and interpersonal conflict resolution.”

Think we might get an actual peace movement out of this? Please?