Wasted

Just weeks after Barack Obama stepped in it for saying the lives of American soldiers have been “wasted” in Iraq, John McCain used the same word while announcing his candidacy to, of all people, David Letterman. McCain has yet to apologize, though Democrats, who always “suuport the troops,” are demanding that he do so immediately. Yes, McCain, a former POW and a staunch supporter of the Iraq mission, should indeed apologize for this gaffe. But I do think he has a touch more credibility on the issue than does Obama.

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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