The Latest Lie

During last night’s speech justifying an American attack that he no longer wishes to launch, President Obama said he has “asked” Congress to postpone a vote giving him approval for the strike while the diplomatic process continues. Just the latest lie–albeit a small one–from a man who, to put it kindly, has a credibility problem. There will be no vote because the president didn’t have the votes, even from his own party. And wouldn’t the diplomatic initiative receive fresh momentum with an authorization from Congress that the president can strike Syria if the Russian plan fails? Now Mr. Obama has no leverage and must rely on the good will of Vladimir Putin. That’s a fool’s bet.

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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