WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR? Monday morning notes
Why we’re fighting: CNN’s history of how we got into this war:
“Fuck Saddam. we’re taking him out.” Those were the words of President George W. Bush, who had poked his head into the office of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice.
It was March 2002, and Rice was meeting with three U.S. Senators, discussing how to deal with Iraq through the United Nations, or perhaps in a coalition with America’s Middle East allies. Bush wasn’t interested. He waved his hand dismissively, recalls a participant, and neatly summed up his Iraq policy in that short phrase.
Read the whole thing here.
A Christian’s Duty–To Pray for President Bush
U.S. Soldiers in Iraq asked to pray for Bush
In Touch Ministries is distributing booklets to soldiers in Iraq which include a tear-out section to mail to the White House to show the soldier who sends it in is praying for Bush and his government.
Daily prayer suggestions:
“Pray that the President and his advisers will seek God and his wisdom daily and not rely on their own understanding”
“Pray that the President and his advisers will be strong and courageous to do what is right regardless of critics.”
I can think of some other prayers as well.
MOTHER JONES WAR WATCH: Have you seen this? Quite different than CNN.com, and quite compelling.
(Thanks to Gratitious Sax and Senseless Violins for this one.)
WORDS OF WAR ( (via Mother Jones)
The only effect (the bombing) has on the Iraqis is that it pisses them off, and they can’t wait for the U.S. soldiers to arrive.”
Peace Activist Doug Johnson, in an email from Baghdad