The saying goes that you should never discuss religion or politics. As a Christ follower, it's impossible to abide by the first suggestion. And since I don't really think war should be a political subject, I'll go ahead and talk about it.
War: Generally speaking, I gotta think Christ would oppose war. By nature, it seems to go against his nature.
The War On Terror: I believe we were attacked on Sept. 11 by an enemy that wants to devastate our way of life. I think there is a true war on terrorism that needs to be fought...one that we need to win if we value freedom and democracy.
The War In Iraq: I'm not so sure Iraq was the most pressing or strategic place for us to engage in the war on terrorism. Saddam is a bad, bad dude and I'm sure he had lots of weapons. I'm not so sure he was the biggest threat at the time or that invading Iraq to set it's citizens free was the best response to 911. War is devastating, so it seems like if we are going to engage in it, we better get it right. It's really hard for me to accept the idea that the people of Iraq are better off today than they were four years ago.
Simple thoughts. Unfortunately I think they are simple thoughts on a tough issue that will plague us for a long time.