First to Catholics and Republicans, I'm sorry, we can't all be perfect.
Second, a better comparison can be made of the Catholic church and the United States under the current administration.
Your current crowned "King of All He Surveys", Lord King W. I, has used the might and power of the U.S. war machine with the mandate to convert to democracy or die. Sound familiar? The Catholic Church did much the same thing during the crusades, convert or die.
I say that such actions constitute war crimes. I agree with the more than 400 law professors that have called for the impeachment of his royal highness, Lord King W. I. There is a significant difference between getting a little head in the Oval Office and invading a soverign nation and jusifying same with lies and then covering those lies with more lies. After impeachment, his highness should be tried before a war-crimes tribunal.
It's absolutely unbelievable that the American public has believed every lie that has spilled from Lord King W. I's mouth. First the justification to invade Iraq was their direct connection with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. When the administration failed to establish that connection, the administration justified the invasion by declaring that Saddam Hussain was harboring and aiding Osama and other key members of Al Quida (the organization directly responsible for Sept. 11, 2001). When that connection failed to be proven, the "Weapons of Mass Distruction" lie was formulated. This proved to be unfruitful as well. In the end, the justification for killing untold thousands of Iraqi citizens, placing American troops in harms way resulting in the death of more than 500+ soldiers and the maiming of hundreds, if not thousands more of our troops, was that we have freed the Iraqi people--The ends justify the means.
Lord King W. I, may indeed be the leader of the free world now; however, with any good fortune of the American people that will end January 2005 when John F. Kerry (or whom ever the Democrats nominate) takes the oath of office.
p.s.: 120 but would be reported as 180 after the LSAC was invaded by U.S. Marines to uncover their WMD's. Of course Halliburton would be given the "no bid" $200,000,000,000.00 contract to print all future LSATs, to supply MREs for test proctors, and supply test takers with pencils for which Hilliburton will bill the U.S. government $150.00 each.