|You remember Iraq, right?|
We stirred the anthill well and truly yet we still cherish notions of "democracy," and "Arab springs," and "our terrorists." While average citizens seem to be recognizing the truth, our politicians are as venal and mendacious as ever. The State Department spends more time worrying about foreign contraception and homosexual rights than Islamic butchery.
Christians are not high on the sympathetic victim list, it seems.
It is bitter to say it, with two sons in the Army, one a combat veteran of Afghanistan, but this country owns a big part of the mess, and the Lord's arm is not short.
The Islamic world had its strongmen for the simple reason it needed them. It needed them to keep the lid on the simmering hostilities and restless energies of the Islamosphere. We blundered in and easily defeated a country who had first world weaponry but a third world army.
We pretended they yearned for democracy.
The reality was they have never earned a democracy.
What we gave them was a future of bloodshed and confusion in a region of ever-widening instability.
We have learned nothing. Even now, we are trying to paint Syria's Assad -- that country's legitimate leader -- with the Saddam brush, while supporting terrorists fighting against the Syrian government. We're supporting terrorists! Can we lie down with dogs and not get up with fleas? Ironically, the Russians have a better policy than we do in Syria. Have we learned so little from our fiasco in Iraq, and our fiasco in Afghanistan, where the Afghans repay our country's tender concern by killing our boys in cold blood?
Pray that our politicians have learned their lesson. We must never return to Iraq. Shrug, say we gave them a chance, it was a noble effort, anything except "we're going back to fix what we broke the first time."
When the light of Christianity is snuffed out anywhere by any means it is tragic. When that light is ancient and is replaced by a shadow of palpable evil, angels must weep.