Party Time

Now that the music has died down from all the celebrating at Mr. Obama’s inaugural, can we get back to business? While there’s a lot to tackle, may I suggest that the president give a modicum of attention to the Middle East and North Africa, which–sorry to have to be so frank–appear to be in flames? Not really a surprise, since Mr. Obama so generously poured gasoline on the Arab Spring–and I thought he was against fossil fuels!

We still need to get to the bottom of the Libya debacle and bring to justice the perpetrators, Syria is an open wound, Americans have just died in Algeria, Iran is still going nuclear, and Egypt is turning Islamist. Forgive me if I don’t join in all the media-generated adulation.

All I can say is, don’t go to the region if you want to get out alive. It doesn’t appear that this administration cares to lift a finger to protect Americans, much less to assert American interests. But it sure knows how to party.

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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