Forty thousand Iraqi Christians have left Iraq since a wave of church bombings killed at least 10 people two weeks ago, Iraq’s displacement and migration minister said in press remarks.~ Agence France Presse, August 15, 2004

Nothing could more eloquently testify to both the utter failure and the immorality of the entire Iraq enterprise than this wave of refugees. Some might argue that this exodus is principally the responsibility of the terrorists, and no one would deny that the actual attackers bear grievous responsibility for both the killings and the subsequent flight of so many thousands. But the ultimate responsibility rests with those who ordered and supported the war that created the anarchy from which our Christian brothers, among many other suffering people, are now fleeing.