Thursday, December 01, 2005


I want everyone to say a prayer for this entirely misguided Christian Peacemaker Teams group, not just the four individuals who were kidnapped in Iraq. Miriam from Iraq gives a moving prayer for them, and a plea to their captors, on her PEARLS OF IRAQ blog. (Hat tip to Rosemary) I'm talking about all of the members of this group, after reading this report:

In a statement, Christian Peacemaker Teams said it strongly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq and blamed the kidnapping on coalition forces.
"We are angry because what has happened to our teammates is the result of the actions of the U.S. and U.K. government due to the illegal attack on Iraq and the continuing occupation and oppression of its people," the group said.
The group's first activists went to Iraq in 2002, six months before the U.S.-led invasion, Phillips said, adding that a main mission since the invasion has been documenting alleged human rights abuses by U.S. forces.

I respect some Christians that oppose all war. However, when a group subverts Christian morality to shift blame from the actual terrorists to the US and UK governments for this act, I must speak out. Before I hear another talking head say "would Jesus have invaded Iraq", I have to say "would Jesus take hostages, and threaten to kill them"? How dare they assume to know which is the moral cause, and defend people who might kill their comrades for their very belief in Christ?

A true Christian forgives Pres. Bush for the innocents that have died in these wars. Bush is a liberator of millions of oppressed, while being accused of killing thousands of innocents. He made an unprecedented effort to minimize civillian casualties, and has prosecuted all cases of abuse. Don't the hundreds of thousands killed and tortured under Saddam count as much as the thousands being killed by the terrorists today? The fact that Saddam's Fedayin used women and children as human shields seems to have slipped by this group's Christian moral compass, as well.

Regime change in Iraq was a moral judgement, made years ago by a Democrat President and a Republican Congress. Going in was a moral imperative after 9/11, because of the depths of the global foe we all face, whether Christian, Jewish, or Muslim. Someone has to kill the terrorists, or they will kill us, including Christians who sympathize with them.

"Forgive them, Lord, for they know not what they do". Those words can apply to the CPT, Pres. Bush, or the terrorists, depending on one's point of view. This is why I want you to pray for all of the misguided members of this Christian group, especially the four held hostage in Iraq. If the terrorists that took them are not closely affiliated with Al Queda in Iraq, then there is a higher probability they will be released for a ransom. This is all just my point of view, of course.


Tahoma Activist said...

Dude, Bush is a liberator of millions? Come on. Bush is a war profiteer, and his political power basehas profited immensely from this invasion.

Stop drinking the kool-aid and read more about what's really going on over there. Please, google "white phosphorus fallujah" and "us soldier murders prisoners" and "us contractors rape children" and ask yourself, would this crazy crap be going down if the President cared about human life? It's ludicrous to think that Bush is a true Christian when you find out that he and Cheney have been pressuring Congress not to pass a bill that would make it illegal to torture detainees. I'm sorry that I have to challenge one of your heroes, but there is absolutely no way in hell that this President cares about human beings. He cares about wealth and power and prestige, all of which this war has built up hugely for he and his campaign contributor buddies. If you stop being so naive, perhaps he won't be able to lureyou into serving his nefarious plans any further.

Ask the citizens of Bagdhad who get little electricity or water and for whom finding work is nearly impossible: "do you feel liberated?"

We may have builty a couple hundred schools, but how many are still closed, or unusable due to the continued violence? This President is sucking those people dry, not liberating them. Please get a clue, today if possible.

Chris said...

Well, Jeff, I googled those phrases, and I came up with two story from actual news outlets. FOX NEWS reported about a contractor who was killed in a car bombing with his two kids, and two Iraqi children died as bystanders, outside the car. The BBC reported about the white phosphorous, but said it wasn't used against people, but for its illumination and smoke screen properties. The rest of the links were to websites like the KOZ, which I am as skeptical about as you obviously are of my site. Still, I'm glad you commented. You have a degree of class that is sorely lacking from the majority of my experiences with people from your side of this debate.