A GODLY PRESIDENT WOULD KNOW NOT TO CALCULATE COMPASSION'S IMPACT. First, President Bush waited four days to make any personal statement or lead the nation in expressing sympathy regarding the tsunami catastrophe. Now, he and his representatives try to calculate how much ground they can make up for their verbal bashing and international offenses to Muslims worldwide by "using" compassion in this crisis as leverage.
Bush claims to be a godly President. A godly President would know that Biblical faith and Biblical compassion does not calculate impacts, rewards, or look at benefits of compassion. Clearly, Bush is not acting in compassion, but in political calculation.
For this reason, it is better for American citizens who are Christian to direct their compassion to private relief organizations and not through the U. S. government.