Wars and things

Poor Muffy has had a terrible morning. The county decided today was the perfect time to cut the grass around the pond next to our house. And I was vacuuming inside at the same time.

She has always been sure that the mowers were going to swallow her up. And the kitty-eating vacuum tries to get her even more often. Having to deal with both conspiracies at once, she must have thought war had been declared!

Speaking of wars and things, I’ve been thinking about President Bush’s legacy. They talk alot about that now that he’s nearing the end of his term. I hear talk about him being the worst President in history. They complain about his energy policy and how little he seems to care about his own people caught in natural disasters. And I personally get upset with his suggestions to “help” endangered species.

But what worries me most—I don’t hear anyone talking about. He changed the rules. He has now made invasion legitimate if you “feel threatened.” The US has always reacted to something tangible—like Pearl Harbor or Afghanistan sheltering bin Laden—not to feelings.

I know—he said there was evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq—but there were counselors who told him that evidence was wrong. It was just convenient evidence. He heard what he wanted to hear.

I wonder how it all will look years from now. Can the damage be undone? Who will make use of the new rule next? Lord have mercy on our nation.

“Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand?” (Luke 14:31)
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. (James 2:13)
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 11:14)

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