Even as the vote goes well, does Gitmo get our goat?
Today is the day. Iraqi elections seem to be making a mark. It's certainly a good sign that so many have been able to vote. But, even as things seem to be flowing well in this particular vein, even as Al-Jezeera gives a positive report for a day, there must be a reckoning for some of our wrong doing in the "war on terror".
Because today is also a day Christians in America need to speak up. We need to demand to know if the horrific conduct at Gitmo recently reported by the Associated Press is true. Did American women sexually humiliate Muslim men to gain information? If it is true, we need to abhor and condemn it. We need to be alarmed that our fellow countrymen and women would stoop so low as to shame grown men into being afraid to pray.
Don't I know some of these people may have been trying to kill Americans?
Yes, I do. But I remember somewhere hearing a scripture that said not to fear those who might kill the body as much as to fear those who could destroy both our body and soul in hell.
Is our government allowing its operatives to debase themselves in such a way to endanger their own souls?
Are we going to rationalize this conduct?
Americans went to the polls, and according to President Bush, validated his Iraq policies.
Americans went to the polls with morality on their minds. Is morality about universal principles or is it only relevant when our interests are being served?
Will American Christians stand up and condemn this?
I found Andrew Sullivan's book reviews and commentary challenging. What do you think?