As first reported by The Yeshiva World:
Finally, Agudas Yisroel expresses the beliefs of Orthodox Judaism in opposition to the horrible leftist liberal principles of Reform Judaism and Conservative Judaism. Although politics is not my forte, in fact, I rarely ever write about politics, I was overjoyed by the fact that Agudas Yisroel, largely an American lobbyist organization representing Orthodox Jewry, released a statement expressing full support for our President and the American soldiers fighting evil in Iraq in the name of Orthodox Jewry. I am so sick of mainstream "Jewish media", which is so liberal and left-wing because the Reform and Conservative Jews are the majority in American Jewry, making all Jews look like crazy liberals who are trying to stop all wars, marry all gays, and kill all babies. I urge everyone to do all they can to please publicize this press release, in an attempt to show the country that not all Jews are flag-burning liberals, in fact, the devout ones are the ones more likely to support their President in his effort to make the world a safer place.
Upon consultation with its rabbinic leadership, Agudath Israel of America issued the following statement: Since September 11, 2001, the United States has been involved in a war against forces of evil and terror. These forces pose a grave danger not only to the United States and its allies in the Western World, but also to our Jewish brethren in Israel and across the globe.America’s efforts in Iraq have been part of this larger battle. While, in retrospect, the planning and execution of some of these efforts may have been less than perfect, there have also been significant achievements. The bottom line, at this time, is that the stakes in Iraq remain high, and that there still remains much to be done.
Agudath Israel of America believes that President Bush is entitled to great deference in his ongoing efforts to stabilize the situation in Iraq. Such deference is appropriate both because of the constitutional authority that inheres in the President’s position as Commander in Chief, and also because of the moral authority the President has consistently displayed in leading the battle against international terror.
We feel compelled to express our views at this time because the Union for Reform Judaism, purporting to have arrived at its position through an application of “halachic norms” and “Jewish values,” has publicly proclaimed its opposition to the President’s policies in Iraq. This group is entitled to its own organizational position, but that position is neither a legitimate expression of halachic Judaism nor reflective of authentic Jewish values.