“Why Are Americans so Angry?” by Rep. Ron Paul of Texas raises solid questions about the disappointment and anger of many Americans over what is happening in Iraq. Here is an excerpt:
Some of the strongest supporters of the war declare that we are a Christian nation, yet use their religious beliefs to justify the war. They claim it is our Christian duty to remake the Middle East and attack the Muslim infidels. Evidently I have been reading from a different Bible. I remember something about “Blessed are the peacemakers.”
War should be fought only in self defense;
A decision to enter war should be made only by a legitimate authority; There must be a reasonable chance of success; and The war in Iraq fails to meet almost all of these requirements. This discrepancy has generated anger and division within the Christian community.