Let us acknowledge the history of our nationâ€™s relationship with Iraq and pray for forgiveness. Our response is: Jesus, forgive us…
For our nationâ€™s support of the regime of Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq war…Jesus, forgive us.
For the chemical and conventional weapons our nation sold to Iraq in the 1980s…Jesus, forgive us.
For our nationâ€™s willingness to partner with brutal dictatorships when it serves its own political agenda…Jesus, forgive us.
Strong stuff, guaranteed to cause irritation in certain quarters.