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Pax Christi USA

Center of Concern | Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Join Pax Christi USA in calling for the end of war in Afghanistan

"Currently, there are 100,000 U.S. troops, 40,000 International troops, 110,000 contractors, 286,000 Afghan National Security Forces, and 150,000 Pakistani troops all in Afghanistan or on its border.  This year is on pace to be the deadliest for both U.S. troops and Afghan civilians.  Our nation spends $2.3 billion per week on war in Iraq and Afghanistan as funding for human needs are cut.  This madness must stop."
Read the full Pax Christi USA statement and speak out.

For Senators McCain and Obama:  Lessons on Iraq You Missed

Center of Concern | Tue, Oct 14, 2008

For Senators McCain and Obama: Lessons on Iraq You Missed

When the lead question on Iraq in the first presidential candidates’ debate was posed, What are the lessons learned from Iraq? I waited expectantly for what seemed to be the only possible answer: “violence begets violence.” While Barack Obama asserts that the war in Iraq was wrong and must be ended, I fear that neither candidate has learned lessons necessary to reverse course in Iraq and beyond, and repair the damaged U.S. reputation abroad.