Bush and Blair make Iraqi Christians suffer, Archbishop of Canterbury writes


Bush, Blair, and Iraq war, Martin Rowson cartoon

From The Times in Britain:

Christians suffer for Iraq, says archbishop

Ruth Gledhill and Michael Evans

# Rowan Williams warns of war’s deadly backlash
# Thousands of believers in Middle East ‘at risk’

Christians in the Middle East are being put at unprecedented risk by the Government’s “shortsighted” and “ignorant” policy in Iraq, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, says today.

In an extraordinary attack, Dr Williams accuses Tony Blair and the US of endangering the lives and futures of many thousands of Christians in the Middle East, who are regarded by their countrymen as supporters of the “crusading West.”

He has been backed by bishops across the Church of England, who say that Christians in the Middle East are now paying the price for the “chaos” in Iraq after the British Government failed to heed their warnings about the consequences of military action.

Dr Williams, writing in today’s Times, says that one prediction that was systematically ignored was that Western military action would put the whole of the Middle East’s Christian population at risk.

See also here.

And here.

Sunni and Shiite Iraqis: here.

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