News Release

Exit Strategy

MOUNZER SLEIMAN
Sleiman is Washington bureau chief for the magazine Almustaqbal Alarabi, which is published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies, based in Beirut, Lebanon. The director of the Center for Arab Unity Studies, Dr. Kheir deen Haseeb, an Iraqi native, recently proposed a 21-point plan to end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and set up a stable government there. This was done in consultation with groups in Iraq, including members of the non-terrorist resistance.

A copy of the plan is here and a recent address by Kheir deen Haseeb at Georgetown University is here. Sleiman was consulted on and supports the plan and is available for interviews and further details about the proposal.

Bishop THOMAS GUMBLETON
Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Gumbleton said today: “What is happening is what many people foresaw ­- invading Iraq created more problems than it could ever solve. In Afghanistan too, the longer U.S. troops are there, the more they are hated. Bringing in the international community might help find a way out. We need a statement of our intentions, including dismantling the military bases we’ve been building and ensuring we are not trying to control the oil. Eventually our government is going to have to come clean, the sooner the better for all.”

Gumbleton’s weekly Sunday homilies given at Saint Leo Church, Detroit, Mich., from September 2001 to the present are available at the National Catholic Reporter web page.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167