The Witness of Iraqi Christians

Iraqi Christians have condemned the death sentence for the killer of their archbishop. “Monsignor Rahho, would not have accepted the sentence. Christian principles say it is not allowed to sentence someone to death, and instead it invites us to forgiveness, reconciliation and justice.” The U S Embassy, however, celebrated the sentence.

Above the Law

Last year we heard of Jamie Leigh Jones, the Halliburton/KBR employee who claimed she was raped by her co-workers, and that the rape covered up by KBR. Last month, another woman said the same thing happened to her. This week there are reports that Iraqi employees at the British embassy in Baghdad were sexually harassed…

Confession Is Good for the Soul

It would be good for George Bush to confess that he was wrong about a link between Iraq and Al-Qaeda–and I think he should do it in a prime time news conference where he could also apologize to those affected. Instead, he’s tried to bury the Pentagon’s report which acknowledges, after having years to sift…

Old Advice to Soldiers re: Iraq Still Relevant

Lt. Col. John Nagl, USA, found an old treasure full of practical advice that could have saved the US some headaches if heeded: Instructions for American Servicemen in Iraq During World War II, a handbook first published in 1943. I found it at the bookstore today. One statement that jumped out for LTC Nagl (and…

Ryan Bell on Dick Cheney

Ryan Bell posts a 1994 interview with Dick Cheney on Iraq, and why the administration of Bush I didn’t think it worthwhile to invade. Ryan remarks, “Un …. believable!”

“Enough’s Enough”

Ken McFarland blogs about Bush’s War. What’s happening in my country is not just a matter of right versus left—of conservative versus liberal—of Fox News versus National Public Radio—of Republicans versus Democrats. It’s a matter of right versus wrong. And with the apathetic and complicit silence and capitulation of citizens—including far too many Christians—the leadership…