Neo-cons like to play “gotcha” when they ask the question to liberals or classic liberals–paleo-cons like myself–Do you think we are better off with Saddam dead? Neo-Conservatives then gleam with excitement, because if those who oppose the war say “no,” then the O’Reilly’s of the media will harp at the many lives that died under Saddam before the US occupation. If they respond with “yes,” then the animated neo-cons will have achieved they desired aim: to continue the occupation indefinitely.
After six years of this undeclared war, Christians need to turn that question around. What happened to the Christians in Iraq after the US invasion? What happened to the proclamation of the gospel in Iraq after the invasion? Why have Christians in Iraq been systematically killed after the US aggression? And finally, what happened to the 2,000 year tradition of Christians in the Middle East? Christians who support this war need to take another look at the outcome of the war. They need to stop looking at the interest of their humanistic party and start looking at the interest of the gospel. CBS News reports:
But now, after nearly 2,000 years, Iraqi Christians are being hunted, murdered and forced to flee — persecuted on a biblical scale in Iraq’s religious civil war.
The 60 Minutes report on Christians in Iraq will lead us to take another look at the devastation and perpetual damage US interventionism has caused for the gospel of our Lord.