1. Many Christian pundits willing to say war is unjust, but few talking about troop increase
Call it an escalation, call it a temporary surge, call it whatever you want, but it seems clear that there's a new approachin Jim Wallis's rhetoric on the Iraq War. "The war in Iraq was unjust; to continue it now is criminal," he writes in his latest online column. "There is no winning in Iraq. This was a war that should have never been foughtor won. It can't be won, and the truth is that there are no good solutions nowthat's how unjust wars often turn out. [W]e have already failed in Iraq." Wallis did not directly state that Bush should be charged with a crime.
Kudos to Wallis for being one of the few religious leaders directly addressing Bush's plan to send 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. Over at Newsweek/The Washington Post's On Faith blog, Richard MouwMiroslav Volf, and others are calling the Iraq war unjust, but are not talking about the troop increase. (In fairness, ...1