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McCain Campaign Backs Palin’s ‘Irag War is Task from God’

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“This is an incredibly humble statement, a statement that this campaign stands by 100%, and a sentiment that any religious American will share — the hope that our country’s actions are indeed righteous,” a campaign spokesman, Michael Goldfarb, said.

What I can’t understand about some people with regard to the Iraq War is why they believe they can “pray it Righteous”. You can’t march in to a foreign country — invade it, if you will — and have over 400,000 civilian Iraqi deaths while perfectly executing “God’s plan”. When you make orphans and widows by the thousand, you only create more animosity and make us less safe. If the French had stayed in America after the Revolutionary War and started crafting and shaping our government, spying on the Framers — how would we have reacted?

Read ‘The War Prayer’ by Mark Twain and THINK! We can’t win an occupation and we shouldn’t even argue over an unjust war. You can’t just pray your war is righteous and have it be so, and “turn the other cheek” has never been so betrayed. I guess Jesus is just a quotation of convenience for some religious war hawks.

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Written by unastronaut

September 9, 2008 at 2:29 pm

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  1. If this is about Palin saying that the War in Iraq is God’s will…

    The Associated Press and the Youtube video intentionally cut off the start of her sentence to quote her out of context:

    What Sarah Palin actually said:

    “Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

    Here’s what the AP turns it into:

    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a “task that is from God.”…

    “Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God,” she said. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

    Scott Thong

    September 11, 2008 at 2:01 am

  2. Like I said in the post. It’s not “praying for God’s war” it’s praying that it is “God’s war”, either way you don’t get to march first and pray that it’s right later. The quote can be taken out of context, but even in context it raises that concern for me. When you are preparing to kill humans, praying it is Gods will is pretty pathetic.

    unastronaut.

    September 11, 2008 at 9:56 am


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