News Release

“Who Would Jesus Bomb?”

FRANK CORDARO
A member of the Des Moines Catholic Worker and a former priest, Cordaro said today: “[Mike] Huckabee claims to follow Jesus, but he has shown his true allegiance is to empire. He has more in common with the empire that put Jesus on the cross than the Jesus of love and peace who got nailed to the cross. … Most of the Democratic candidates are not getting to the root cause of war. They argue that Bush did the war badly, not that war and empire are bad.”

A video titled “Rev. Mike Huckabee: Who Would Jesus Bomb?” of Cordaro and others protesting and getting arrested at Huckabee’s Iowa office on New Year Eve is available.

KATHY KELLY
Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Kelly was on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” this morning.

She participated in the protest at Huckabee’s office and is holding a news conference at 1 p.m. today in Des Moines to announce protests at other candidates’ offices over the next 24 hours. This is part of a campaign by Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Seasons Of Discontent: A Presidential Occupation Project.

Kelly said today: “Iraq continues to poll as the most important issue among people in Iowa in spite of most of the Democratic candidates sidestepping real proposals to end the war and U.S. military presence in the region.”

A song titled “Who Would Jesus Bomb?” by David Rovics is available via his web page and directly at SoundClick.com.

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