Obama Agonistes

President Obama is clearly in over his head with regard to Syria. Presumably, with Bashar Assad calling his bluff and crossing his “red line” not once, but twice, our fearless leader has backed himself–and all of us–into a corner. He says there is proof of chemical weapons use, then he backs off; he has said he would act only with congressional authorization, but now he appears ready to go it alone; he who said George Bush (who built a truly international coalition for Iraq) didn’t do enough with other nations now faces the embarrassment of Great Britain opting out of his message-sending military strike. If Mr. Obama acts, with or without our allies, he risks provoking a wider war. If he fails to act, or acts only weakly and ineffectually, our enemies and tyrants across the globe will take note. What a disaster.

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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