You have put the </unquote> in the wrong place. Neither of the sources you refer
to used the word "peacenik". The Church statement *also* clarifies that Elder
Nelson condemned wars of aggression, and I think that's where the issue here is:
would an attack on Iraq constitute a war of aggression, or a defensive war? Elder
Nelson didn't say. It's my personal opinion that it would be a war of aggression.

Gary Smith wrote:

> >From today's WSJ Best of the Web comes the Church's official statement
> saying that peaceniks are misinterpreting Elder Nelson's General
> Conference talk:
>
> <quote>
> Meanwhile, the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
> http://www.lds.org/media2/letters/0,10599,1592-1,00.html  complains that
> "some news outlets have misinterpreted a recent general conference
> address by Elder Russell M. Nelson." Nelson "pointed to the example and
> teachings of the Savior as 'the pathway to peace on earth and good will
> among men,' " the church statement says. According to Salt Lake City's
> Deseret News  http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,410017992,00.html ,
> "several news organizations took statements from the talk and cast them
> in the context of the current national debate on the issue" of war in
> Iraq--presumably by peacenik scribes who wish the Mormons were on their
> side.
> </unquote>
>
> K'aya K'ama,
> Gerald/gary  Smith    gszion1 @juno.com    http://www
> .geocities.com/rameumptom/index.html
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> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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