NCC supports report urging new Iraq policy: Applauds recommendation for phased withdrawal

The National Council of Churches has applauded recommendations of a bipartisan panel that has called for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. The panel also concluded that the Iraq policy of President Bush’s administration is not working.

“While no set of recommendations can right all of the wrongs evolving from the Iraq war, this report does lay groundwork for an end to the war that all sides can find acceptable,” the NCC said in its statement. “The president, as well as the newly elected Congress, needs to understand the opportunity presented by this report.”