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WHEREAS the Unitarian Universalist Association has worked within interfaith
groups to urge the United States government not to invade Iraq without the
concurrence of the Security Council of the United Nations;
WHEREAS human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere violate the 1949
Geneva Conventions, and legalistic rationalizations of torture by the
administration of President George W. Bush are morally unacceptable; and
WHEREAS the opportunity to have influence and impact on the political
decisions made for Iraq is at a critical juncture;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates of the 2004 General Assembly of
the Unitarian Universalist Association support the United Nations process and
hold the United States government accountable for its commitments under the
recently passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 1546 to transition
from occupation to the complete restoration of Iraqi sovereignty. This includes
a) respecting the end date for a multinational force in Iraq of no later than
December 31, 2005, when a newly elected permanent Iraqi government is to be
established, and b) terminating that mandate earlier if requested by Iraqi
authorities. In addition, we urge the replacement of current multinational
forces where possible by United Nations--authorized peacekeepers gathered from
smaller nations with no conflicting interests in Iraq;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that delegates urge the Unitarian Universalist
Association and its Office for Advocacy and Witness to:
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