Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Palin: Wars Should Be On God’s Plan

This is from a speech that Sarah Palin gave to a bunch of high school kids at her church a few months ago:

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right also for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we are praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

Just what we need while trying to convince the Muslim world that the invasion of Iraq was not a Christian crusade against Islam, a Vice President who thinks that our leaders should be following “God’s plan” when going to war. What exactly is the difference between a Christian who thinks God tells them to go to war against Iraq and, say, Osama Bin Laden, who believes that God tells him to go to war against America? People who think God tells them to kill people are insane; they certainly shouldn’t be electable.