Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Selling out for Nothing

As Christians are being driven from the middle east in Droves due to anger over Iraq and Israel, James Dobson continues to spew nonsense on Iraq. From RawStory:

“I was invited to go to Washington DC to meet with President Bush in the White House along with 12 or 13 other leaders of the pro-family movement," Dobson disclosed on his radio program Monday. “And the topic of the discussion that day was Iraq, Iran and international terrorism.


“Many people in a position to know are talking about the possibility of losing a city to nuclear or biological or chemical attack. And if we can lose one we can lose ten.


Later in his broadcast, during a discussion about Iran with author and self-proclaimed “prophecy expert” Joel Rosenberg, Dobson drew a parallel between current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and Adolf Hitler.

The point here is not that just that this is more "AgitProp," which it is, but rather what are Dobson and the other evangelicals leaders going to receive for this last bit of loyalty? Very little, it seem to me. In fact, it is going to cost them dearly.

When the Republicans are crushed during the next election, this group is going to loose decades of hard work. The democrats will move forward to have gay marriage recognized and to further secure the right to abortion in the courts.

These are core issues for this crowd. So, when all the progress they have made is lost, they will see that they sold out their core issues for something that will end up being a complete failure - a war that cost hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of deaths for US citizens.

That doesn't sound like a fair deal to me, and it will be the source of much friction the Republcan party for years to come.



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