Three Years

Today, on the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, there are protests in Europe, calling for immediate withdrawal (presumably so the thugs can take over). In Baghdad, however, there is growing confidence that democracy and the rule of law are taking hold. This week at Saddam’s trial for genocide and war crimes, Saddam kept insisting that he is still president of Iraq, and the judge kept reminding the “Butcher of Baghdad” that he is now a defendant in a criminal case.

Iraq’s interim president, Sheikh Ghazi al-Yawar, told CNN on Thursday that the trial will be fair. “All Iraqis can listen and hear and understand that he will be tried according to the law,” al-Yawar said. “There will be no political aspect to his trial.”

Al-Yawar said the trial “means that a very dark era has been gone forever.”

Protest that.

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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