tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just;
that his justice cannot sleep forever. . . the Almighty
has no attribute that can take side with us in such a contest."
Jefferson was addressing
slavery in this passage, his concerns extend to our
impending war as well. And whether one calls it karma or
blowback, America's spiritual leaders understand "God's
Bishop of the Episcopalian Church in America, Frank Griswold,
for example, wisely notes how "the voices that are
being raised up now are equivalent to the prophets of old,"
while the U.S. National Council of Churches is running ads
warning that this war "violates God's law."
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops also issued a statement
disproving of any war without "clear and adequate evidence
of an imminent attack of a grave nature" and the
Vatican has issued similar condemnations.
proponents of military action cite the liberation
of the Iraqi people as a moral justification for war,
the Pentagon's murderous "Shock and Awe" plan
and Iraqi's ardent distrust of American occupation significantly
weaken their argument. Moreover, if America's
motivation is liberation, why does it look as if the
Kurds, once again, are being sold down the river?