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WHEREAS the DOP, through a broad international, interfaith consultation
process, is developing a concrete, comprehensive plan for a rapid end to the war
in Iraq, calling on the United States government to establish a definite
timetable and deadline for the complete withdrawal of all U. S. troops,
WHEREAS the DOP campaign includes:
WHEREAS the U. S. war and occupation in Iraq has caused more than 2,500 U. S.
deaths, more than 18,254 U. S. wounded, and more than 38,355 Iraqi deaths and
has consumed billions of dollars desperately needed for peaceful purposes while
intensifying hostilities in the Middle East;
WHEREAS a growing majority of Americans oppose the war, with hundreds of
thousands actively engaged in democratic opposition to it;
WHEREAS a Zogby poll found that 70 percent of U. S. military in Iraq
supported withdrawal within a year and 25 percent wanted an immediate
WHEREAS those who serve in the armed forces deserve the honor and respect
embodied in generous active-duty, veteran, and family benefits, not the
inadequate ones currently provided;
WHEREAS this war has created a context in which atrocities have been
committed by small numbers of U. S. military personnel at Abu Ghraib, Haditha,
and elsewhere, thereby degrading and further endangering the many honorable U.
S. troops who deplore such actions;
WHEREAS the UUA has consistently joined peacemaking campaigns, which have
promoted reconciliation over war, redistribution of wealth over the
proliferation of weaponry, and non-violent resistance over acquiescence to
militaristic government policies; and
WHEREAS the 2004 UUA General Assembly in Long Beach, California, called, in
an Action of Immediate Witness, for U. S. withdrawal from Iraq by the end of
2004, and—two years later—withdrawal has not even begun.
THEREFORE be it resolved that the UUA General Assembly of 2006:
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