The clear and present danger is that Australia will soon be involved in a war with Iraq, which a majority of Australians do not want.
The Government’s decision to send troops to a possible pre-emptive strike on Iraq lacks moral responsibility of justification.
It is significant that all the nation’s mainline Churches have taken a stance against this action.
It is time to mobilise the forces of protest and for all Christians to write to Prime Minister John Howard and their MP to condemn Australia’s participation in a war that could be catastrophic for not just Iraq but for the rest of the world caught up in the wave of evil it would unleash.
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