WWJD? He'd kick Chimpy in the balls, that's WJWD.
The gentleman on the left is Denzel Washington. The woman on the right is an American soldier and an Iraq War veteran. Not pictured is Jesus Christ (a/k/a The Prince of Peace), in whose name the Bush Administration makes its decisions, including the decision to send this young woman to Iraq.
Now, if you are of the Christian persuasion, you may well respond, "Jesus had nothing to do with this!" And that's fine, as long as your particular Christian sect has been vocal and outspoken in its condemnation of your fellow Christians who have so heartily endorsed our Resident and his filthy little war. Alas, such sects seem to be a little thin on the ground.
I suspect the problem is that professing ones love of the bleeding Jesus is the only requirement for acceptance within the communion of Christ. You don't have to really mean it or anything. It's not like a Christian would actually call out any other Christian as a fraud, a hypocrite, a Pharisee, a wolf in sheeps clothing, etc.
Here's what I expect to see from Christians; I expect real followers of Christ to stand up and say, "The president's course of action is an abomination in the eyes of Christ, and support for that course of action is a sacrilege." In other words, I'm talking a full-on schism.
See, if I understand it correctly, Jesus was all about love and peace. But many of the major Christian denominations see nothing wrong with what the United States is doing in Iraq (and threatening to do in Iran). Where are the Catholics, for example? The sanctity of life was deemed to be a fit subject to be preached from every Catholic pulpit the week before the 2004 Presidential election, but only in the context of abortion. Now, here's my problem:
The largest single Christian denomination in this country has no official position on the war! And it's extremely likely that your denomination is equally gutless. If you guys really believe all that stuff, how can there be any argument? How is it that the Christian majority in this country is afraid to even debate, much less express an opinion on the morality of elective war?
If you are a Christian, and you take your faith seriously, it's up to you to point this stuff out. And if you're an honest Christian, you'll recognize that the institution of Christianity is a long damn way from holding the moral high ground on this issue.
Yeah, I know. The Muslims are evil, they started it, yada yada yada. Explain to me where that gives you a free pass from observing the primary tenet of your faith: "Love one another."
I'd love to hear it, but I don't expect to.