Multifaith Group Calls on Bush to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq

May 1, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

On May 1, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "top religious leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths have called on President Bush to renounce 'first strike war,' end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and let the United Nations lead reconstruction efforts there... Their statement was released in Chicago on Wednesday at the end of a two- day National Interfaith Summit on Iraq... Their challenge to the emerging Bush doctrine of 'pre-emptive war' comes as the president prepared to announce the end of the Iraq hostilities and lead the nation in a national day of prayer."