"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin

Monday, February 19, 2007

Plan? What Plan?

Republicans continually demand that Democrats produce a plan for winning the war in Iraq whenever they challenge Bush's increase in the number of troops serving there. "Where's your plan?" they ask.

Bush led the nation into war and has directed the war for almost four years. He has yet to produce a plan for victory. He cannot even settle on one consistent reason for invading Iraq. He will not define "victory" nor will he provide any benchmarks for measuring progress toward "victory." His "plan" is to recklessly continue on a course of action which has already costs thousands of innocent lives, brought increased instability to the Middle East and enhanced recruitment by radicals and terrorists for violence against US citizens at home and abroad. Republicans (and Democrats, also) should heed the words of Jesus:
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
(Luke 6:41, 42 NIV)

Plan? What plan?

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