1970 General Resolution

DEPRESSED AND HEARTSICK at the continued killing and maiming in Vietnam;

REVOLTED by the Song My massacre, which is only one in a series of war crimes, and the resumption of bombing in North Vietnam;

SUPPORTING the opinion of most expert observers that "Vietnamization" is an impossible concept and is being used as a palliative for the American public;

APPALLED by the unilateral Invasion of Cambodia and the escalation of the war effort in all of Southeast Asia;

BE IT RESOLVED: That the 1970 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association calls upon the Administration to announce a detailed and definite plan for the immediate withdrawal of all American troops, and to agree to an interim coalition government which will arrange elections under the auspices of the United Nations in which all South Vietnamese factions will have the free opportunity to participate and that the United States withdraw military commitment to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and that no further commitment of military men, material for military uses be made to these countries;

WE FURTHER URGE AS AN IMMEDIATE MEASURE: That groups and individuals send medical assistance now through international humanitarian agencies to aid the victims of military action in all parts of Vietnam and other war-torn parts of Southeast Asia; we recommend the support of CUMAID (Canadian Unitarian Medical Aid to Vietnam) and encourage all our societies and members to contribute to it.

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