Compassionate Conservatism: Iraq Edition
"My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place."
Timothy Masters of Focus For the Family explains how James Dobson is living like Christ.
Where the Iraqi conflict itself is concerned, Dr. Dobson wants it known that his feelings on the subject are intense and deeply held. He realizes that there are many American Christians who do not share his point of view. Nevertheless, his own position is absolutely non-negotiable. As an adherent of the classic Augustinian "just war" theory, he is convinced that this is a case where the biblical and theological justifications for the use of force are fairly obvious. You may be right in asserting that the U.S. invasion of Iraq was not "defensive" in the strictest and most narrowly defined sense of the term. However, viewed within the larger context of the global War on Terrorism, the defensive nature of America’s pre-emptive strike against Hussein seems indisputable. Please don’t misunderstand. Dr. Dobson doesn’t like war and killing any better than you do, but he believes that this may be one of those moments in history when we are forced to settle for a trade-off: the lives of the few in exchange for the lives of the many
Pat Robertson defends President Bush's Iraq policy.
We've won the war already, and for the Democrats to say we can't win it -- what kind of a statement is that? And furthermore, one of the fundamental principles we have in America is that the president is the commander in chief of the armed forces and attempts to undermine the commander in chief during time of war amounts to treason. I know we have an opportunity to express our points of view, but there is a time when we're engaged in a combat situation that carping criticism against the commander in chief just doesn't cut it.
Jerry Falwell sums up how he knows God feels about the Iraq war.
"God is pro-war."
Faith-healing con man Minister Benny Hinn is not about other conservative Cristians out war him.
"We are on God's side. This is not a war between Arabs and Jews. It's a war between God and the devil."
I'm sure I could go on and on if I wanted to. The point is these men are hypocrites. That's putting kindly. Saying that they are snake oil salesmen trying to profit off of others is more blunt. Robertson's Operation Blessing is a perfect example of a huckster in action.
Christian conservatives are now looking for their new President. They are underwhelmed by their choices. I'm actually in agreement with them. Sam Brownbeck and Mike Huckabee don't have a chance in hell.