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The Pope Sees ‘Nothing Positive’ In Iraq

From a delighted Associated Press:

Pope in Easter speech says ‘nothing positive’ comes from Iraq

By Frances D’emilio

April 8, 2007

VATICAN CITY – In an Easter litany of the world’s suffering, Pope Benedict XVI lamented that “nothing positive” is happening in Iraq and decried the unrest in Afghanistan and bloodshed in Africa and Asia.

“How many wounds, how much suffering there is in the world,” the pontiff told tens of thousands gathered Sunday at St. Peter’s Square on what is Christianity’s most joyful feast day.

Benedict, delivering his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” Easter address from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, read out a long list of troubling current events, saying he was thinking of the “terrorism and kidnapping of people, of the thousand faces of violence which some people attempt to justify in the name of religion, of contempt for life, of the violation of human rights and the exploitation of persons.

“Afghanistan is marked by growing unrest and instability,” Benedict said. “In the Middle East, besides some signs of hope in the dialogue between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, nothing positive comes from Iraq, torn apart by continual slaughter as the civil population flees.” …

Of course our one party media will cherry pick his remarks about Iraq and make them the story of the weekend. (Ignoring his comments about Islamic terrorism.)

And now, unlike after his remarks about Muhammad, Benedict will be portrayed as a positive soothsayer.

Maybe the citizens of the US and its allies in Iraq should riot until the Pope apologizes. After all, we have sacrificed much blood and treasure to make a better world in the Middle East.

What exactly has the Catholic Church done there since the Crusades?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, April 8th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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