Hi bubbaguy...I visited the link for the article that you cited, but the website only contained a biased and unsubstantiated conspiracy theory void of real fact. And the statement that you made about Saddam Hussein being in power [i]because of[/i] former President Bush is [u]not[/u] a fact. Yes, the United States did provide some arms to Hussein during his war against Iran (while the Americans from the U.S. Embassy were held hostage for 444 days). But this took place during the Carter Administration -- a time when Bush was [u]not[/u] the director of the CIA. In fact, Bush served as the director of the CIA for just over 13 months during the Ford Administration -- some time BEFORE Hussein came into power. While I do not condone war, it can sometimes be justified. Most people recognize that World War II was indeed a "just" war. Could you imagine how different the outcome would have been if the United States had not held an isolationist position for so long? If the United States had intervened earlier, then perhaps there would have been far fewer deaths from the holocaust. Yes, we are instructed to love our enemies. But we are also instructed to take care of our family (and support our governments). The Bible also tells us that if a man does not take care of the needs of his own household, then he is [i]worse than an infidel[/i]. A pacifist and isolationist position would allow the United States to be conquered by any enemy -- because war would never be an option. A lack of war would be wonderful in an ideal world. But we do not live in such a world. :-)
and so should we be surprised we (Christians) are not finding godliness in our leaders? I don't think so.....
There is ALWAYS an alternative to fighting with outward weapons.