Sunday, January 28, 2007

Whose children are killed in battle?

"Iraq: 250 insurgents killed in battle" The title of this article got me thinking: Do the insurgents wear a uniform that says 'insurgent?' If not, how do the other guys know that they are insurgents? [Considering all the people mistakenly killed in battle, this question could be both literal and ironic.] Does the autopsy, if there would even be one, determine which side a dead person belonged to?

Ok, yes, sick thinking, or maybe, sick-of-war thinking.

My first thoughts when I hear of these deaths, whether of our guys or the other guys, is that these are somebody's children.

When this war started, the Pres. had me convinced that there was a good reason for the war. But I prayed that God would give extra wisdom to all the leaders who were on both sides so that war could be averted.

My prayer is still that God would grant wisdom to all the leaders so that there could be an end to the bloodshed. I pray that all the leaders would have the welfare of all the people for the long run in mind as they ponder and deliberate and consult and plan for their next move. I pray that the leaders would be humble and be servants of their people.

I don't presume to have the wisdom to know the answer to "What now in Iraq?" I am amazed at the number of people who are thinking about running for US president, given the complexity of the situation. I hope some really good people rise to the top of the group.


  1. There's a very beautiful song from "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" called "Sons." It is about how everyone, whatever he may now be, once was someone's little boy. I love this song and I think you would like it too.


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