Friday, December 23, 2005


The line between supporting American military troops engaged in the Iraq War and supporting the Iraq War itself is a fine but critical line. It is one of the most important and distinctive lines to be drawn in any legitimate and sensitive conversation regarding this Bush Administration-instigated conflict. Young people in the congregation I serve are engaged as military reservists in this war; I correspond with them, pray for them, and support them. I do not, however, believe this war is necessary, support its suppositions, believe the case has been made for its justness, or give my consent to its manner of conduct. This is the fine line I walk; this a tension worth contemplating.

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