I tried on "The Long Shadow of Torture" but when I heard the phrase "Bush Administration" early in the piece knew where this was going. I didn't feel like this one was up to Krista's usual par. The problem is war isn't pretty any way you slice it and it isn't going to be made more pretty if we just stop doing "this, this and, of course, this." I pray for peace every day and try my best to be a peacemaker in this world. And at the same time I live with the blatant reality that there are those out there who themselves will stop at nothing to harm me and mine and my way of life. When the God of the Bible is referred to as the Lord of Hosts he was always "kicking some butt." Ironically, pretty or no, we have to do what needs to be done in order to live peaceably.
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