Sojourners’ Wallis: Obama’s Troop Surge “A Mistake.”

posted by Shane Gleason

For the past several weeks Jim Wallis has published a series of blogs calling for Obama to change to a humanitarian approach to Afghanistan.

Obama’s recent escalation of forces has evoked a sharp response from Wallis:

We were promised fundamental change in the direction of U.S. policy around the world, and this isn’t it. We were promised change we can believe in, and this military escalation is not something many of us as faith leaders can believe in.

Wallis continues:

we will pray for our servicemen and women who will continue to sacrifice for a tragic strategy, for more innocent civilians in Afghanistan who will die from more military escalation, for a president whose deepest instincts we still trust, and for the soul of our own nation.

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