It was intriguing — and a little sad — to see some
evangelicals almost wistfully wish that Hillary Clinton would win the Democrat
nomination for president over Barack Obama. The thinking was, “Well, I wouldn’t
be happy with her, but he’d be really bad!”
How far from discernment we are.
Hillary the Shrewd rode the moderate train a long way, and
fooling many Christians along the way. No doubt, Obama is a Socialist and is a
stunningly bad choice to lead the
United States. But Hillary Rodham Clinton was a
Leftist, is a Leftist, and will remain a Leftist. Her recent statements awaiting
confirmation as the new secretary of state reveal just how “moderate” she’s
Parroting the same worldview as her former rival,
said that the U.S.
must go back to “smart diplomacy” in dealing with foreign threats. That means,
of course, talking to your enemies. That limp noodle strategy hasn’t worked for
5,000 years, but somehow the brainy kids at State think it will. Obama, Clinton
and the rest will “talk” with Iran
and the rest of our mortal enemies, until they have transitioned the U.S. into either
an immoral state like the Europeans, or a fading super-power.
Clinton’s long-time chummy
attitude toward the Arabs, and her radicalization in college cemented her world
view. That view is cold, and politically calculating.
Which brings me to the subject of
Israel. If Condi Rice leaned on the Israelis in
negotiations with the Palestinians, what do you think Hillary Clinton will do?
Growing up in the volatile ‘60s,
Clinton attended a Methodist church in
Chicago. The Methodists have been liberal in their
theology for at least a hundred years, and
Clinton’s education there, provided by youth leader Don
Jones, was thoroughly liberal in world view. It was there that young Hillary
Rodham learned the teachings of liberal scholars like Paul Tillich, who did not
believe that the Bible was really full of real history, science, and philosophy.
Her upbringing was very similar to George W. Bush’s in that
regard. Raised a Presbyterian, Bush joined the
more than two decades ago. That’s why he made the recent statement in which he
said he does not always read the Bible literally. What he really means is that
he rejects largely the predictive prophecy of the Old Testament, and much of its
This is why
is squeezed politically by alleged friends!
For Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the insane
“two-state solution” for Israel and the
Palestinians makes perfect sense: it is a humanist solution. We who believe the
Bible is true know that this is a spiritual issue. This is why Bush went public
with the long-standing American stance on a Palestinian state (soothingly
cultivated by famous Southern Baptist Sunday school teacher Jimmy Carter).
“Smart Diplomacy” Clinton-style will endanger us all. Obama
does not have a biblical world view, either, so his crew of ex-Clinton and
ex-Carter advisors are unfortunately going to have a chance to hold Israel’s feet to the fire
But notice, as I know you have, that biblically, it isn’t Israel that has
reason to fear. Ezekiel 38-39 is going to be an old-fashioned, Old
Testament-style Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in which the Arab and Russian
rabble-rousers are not going to have half the chance the guys did who went up
against Wyatt Earp.
With Russia reverting back to its gulag days, Turkey
turning away from the West, anti-semitism on the rise in Germany, apocalyptic
weaponry in Iran, hostile Arab nations, and good old American smart diplomacy,
the stage is being set for an invasion of Israel that will devastate her
invaders. How ironic that the Americans will have a hand, at least politically,
in setting up that disaster.
If Benjamin Netanyahu wins
Israel’s elections, he will certainly appoint a
cabinet that at least has their collective heads screwed on straight. It would
be wonderful for instance to see him name former defense minister Moshe Arens as
foreign minister. At least this group of realists would slow down the Gog
juggernaut, in theory. Netanyahu kept
Israel safer during his
tenure as prime minister from 1996-99, before the Clinton machine helped drive him from office.
With war clouds forming, how ironic that another Clinton comes riding across the plains in time
to see Netanyahu swept into office a second time.