The Objective

As the president and John McCain are sensibly calling for more troops to stabilize Baghdad, Democratic luminaries such as Barack Obama (you remember, the one with all of two years of national experience) are crying foul, saying we need to pull the U.S. military out ASAP.

Who’s right? It depends on the objective. If we want to to avoid all harm (in the short term, anyway), we should pull out, starting today. But if the objective is to win and help create a stabile democracy in place of what was formerly a regime dedicated to mass murder and mayhem, then we need to exert sufficient force to get the job done.

So what is your objective, Democrats?

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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