January 11, 2011 by The Mormon Worker
Where and When: Protesters will gather just west of campus, at 1469 North Canyon Road at 10:30 AM that same day, Thursday, January 13. From there they will march toward the Marriott Center.
Why: To let Condoleezza Rice know that we object to her visit because she played a key role in launching a war of aggression against the people of Iraq. Condoleeza Rice has blood on her hands for the needless and violent deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians and over 4,000 American soldiers. She also played a key role in an administration that has tortured thousands of innocent people in American prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We believe that invading countries in an offensive capacity and a torturing innocent people is exactly contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ, which ask us to love others as we love ourselves, including our supposed enemies. Launching offensive wars is also contrary to the admonition that Latter-day Saints “renounce war and proclaim peace (D&C 98:16).”