Senior citizens on Thursday protested a U.S. plan to militarily depose Saddam
Hussein should the Iraqi dictator refuse to allow unfettered inspections of his
country's weapons program.
About 25 religious officials - some retired - gathered around a flag pole
at the Pilgrim Place retirement
community to publicly oppose President Bush's doctrine of military pre-emption.
The event was part of a coordinated protest scheduled for ten cities across the
We are "in opposition to a unilateral, pre-emptive invasion by the U.S., as
the president has proposed against Iraq,' said Claremont resident and retired
United Church of Christ Minister Paul Kittlaus, 68.
Thursday's protest ocurred under the auspices of the Progressive
Religious Partnership. PRP organizer Kittlaus said the group has not taken
a position on whether it would support a multilateral, United Nations-supported
war against Iraq.
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