This guy needs to be excommunicated from the United Methodist Church. There are such things as “AntiChrist” behavior, and this ranks up on a scale with the worst war-mongers in history. And insanity as well. This is truly the only “language they understand”. This belittles the Bushism “Jesus Christ is my favorite philosopher”. Jesus is to be for Christians the Saviour, not a “favorite philosopher”. A Saviour exposes the false, empty shrines of the worship of the “national ideals”, which are but empty phrases, especially when the church in America is not providing the proper direction of our praise.
Sy Seymour in the New Yorker today:
In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The â€œredirection,â€ as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the United States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has cooperated with Saudi Arabiaâ€™s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
Source: The New Yorker : fact : content (article is entitled:
THE REDIRECTION:Is the Administrationâ€™s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?)