Best Interests

Barack Obama, notwithstanding his earlier decision to release the “torture memos,” had a pretty good week when it comes to national security. Knowing he will be blamed if we have another terrorist attack, the president decided to continue the military tribunal system for terrorists, and he also decided to oppose-at least for now-the release of the interrogation photos. These decisions went back on earlier positions and dismayed his friends on the far left (which is unavoidable when you govern responsibly) but are in the best interests of the country.

Now if only he would do the same thing on the domestic front. If you want to read a chilling prediction of the European-style statism we are headed for, check out Mark Steyn’s “Live Free or Die” in the April Imprimis (

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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