Strange Bedfellows

Listening to the two leading presidential contenders for the Democratic Party, you can’t help but conclude that Al Qaeda in Iraq will be rooting for them. Hillary Clinton said, “I really resent” the probability that U.S. troops will remain on Iraqi soil when the next administration (hers, presumably) takes office.

Barack Obama, meanwhile, has come up with a “plan” to withdraw all American soldiers by the end of March 2008. Obama, who has no foreign policy experience (except a heavily hyped junket to Africa last summer), says this will force the shaky democratic government to get serious and take responsibility for running the country. Yes, and I’m sure the terrorists will be happy to step back and let the democracy get its feet on the ground!

Let’s see–Clinton, Obama, and the thugs all agree: American forces must leave Iraq. Is it a good thing to find yourself agreeing with the terrorists?

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 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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