Truce Lies

Bin Laden has crawled out from whatever rock he has been hiding under to issue a new tape. On it he says he is planning more “operations” against the United States. He also offers a “long truce,” presumably if we will pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan so that they can be “rebuilt.”

Let’s remember that a truce to Islamists is not a peace treaty, but simply a temporary measure to gain an advantage until final victory can be won. So in spite of his bluster, bin Laden must feel under pressure to be offering even a truce. And if we gave him one, we would still have to confront him at a later date.

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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