In a dramatic statement, a large group of US churches has decried the crimes and atrocities carried out in the name of the United States by the US government. The statement specifically apologizes to the people of Iraq. It accuses the US of "training down terror" on the people of the world, and for the "violence, poverty and degradation our nation has sown". In a pithy expression of the state of affairs, the statement notes that "Nations have been demonized and God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous."
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