December 27, 2013

Bush's Mideast 'Crusade' Bad for Christians

Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

One of the saddest unintended consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the progressive de-Christianization of the country, home to churches that trace their lineage to the earliest days of the religion. In reporting on Christmas Day bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad, the New York Times noted that there were 1.5 million Christians in Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 but that the number is now half that.

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TAGGED: George W. Bush, Iraq, Christians, War On Terror

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