Opposing Democracy

The killings of U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians are not because the “insurgents” want the United States to stop running Iraq. For U.S. control to end, all they have to do is allow the democratic elections to take place on schedule in January. Rather, the incessant terrorism is meant to block or destroy the credibility of Iraq’s democratic transformation, allowing the thugs to regain control. Ironically, it guarantees not that the U.S. will beat a hasty retreat, but that our soldiers will have to stay in the country even longer. To get the U.S. out of the country sooner rather than later, the terrorism must end.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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