India, Inc.

Lest anyone think I never give the president his due, let me say I’m in favor of the India trip.


– is the world’s largest democracy;

– is strategically located to be a valuable partner in the war on terror;

– has a huge U.S. business presence (all the call centers there and high-tech workers here).

If President Obama needs to go to India to conclude some trade and defense agreements, then go. Yes, presidents who are stymied at home often look to make their mark overseas, and Obama is no exception. But I wonder if he could have done this trip with maybe just 1,000 or 2,000 cohorts, instead of 3,000. Our president, it seems, never misses an opportunity to spend taxpayer money, particularly on foreign junkets.

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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