Withdraw from Iraq, don't abandon Iraqis

The much anticipated Sept. 1 withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq "is good news for our American servicemen, their families and the nation, but this departure should not be accompanied by a withdrawal of our support for the Iraqi people, particularly for the millions of displaced Iraqis," says Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington.

McCarrick is urging the United States to develop a postwar plan to help Iraq resolve the humanitarian consequences of the seven-year war. See: Humanitarian concerns in Iraq must be addressed


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