The horrifying assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan this
morning comes only one week before the Iowa caucuses and 12 days before New
Hampshire. It is a sobering and frightening reminder of the challenges and
threats and dangers posed to the United States by radical Islam, the nature of
the struggle being waged against the effort to extend democratic freedoms in the
Muslim world, and the awful possibility of a nuclear Pakistan overrun by
Islamofascists. This is what the next president will be compelled by
circumstance to spend a plurality of his or her time on. This is what really
matters, not the cross Mike Huckabee lit up behind his head in his Christmas ad.
American politics would dearly love to take a holiday from
history, just as it did in the 1990s. But our enemies are not going to allow us
to do so.
As John says, hopefully that holiday will come to a sudden halt. We remain at war because our enemies remain at war. We forget that at our peril, and only through deliberate ignorance bordering on pathological denial.
What a day to be proclaiming the wonderful message of the wonderful grace of God! Let's "get in the battle" for the truth and do our part--yea, go "beyond measure"--to get that message out to the masses about us. That's my New Year's wish!