Sarah Palin Called Iraq War a Task from God

On Monday I quoted some of the extremist views expressed  by the Pastors of Sarah Palin’s church. Sarah Palin has made some rather fanatic comments of her own when speaking at church. Speaking in June she described the Iraq war as a “task that is from God” and even described the Alaska gas pipeline as “God’s will.”

Speaking before the Pentecostal church, Palin painted the current war in Iraq as a messianic affair in which the United States could act out the will of the Lord.

“Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that that plan is God’s plan.”

Religion, however, was not strictly a thread in Palin’s foreign policy. It was part of her energy proposals as well. Just prior to discussing Iraq, Alaska’s governor asked the audience to pray for another matter — a $30 billion national gas pipeline project that she wanted built in the state. “I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that,” she said.

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    Zach Lofgren says:

    Sarah Palin is a frickn’ nut job!!!

  2. 2
    Fritz says:

    True.  I believe this is the first time that an American politician has ever asserted Divine approval for an American military action.

  3. 3
    Ron Chusid says:

    She’s not the first. George Bush has expressed the belief that George Bush believes God chose him to be President and advised him to go to war in Iraq.

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    Fritz says:

    I apologize, Ron.  I’m used to everyone around me being unrelentingly snarky and sarcastic.   I forget that many people are more straightforward.

    Almost every politico asserts that the American military action of the day is the result of Divine directive.

    This is not remotely new.  I’m sure I can find some great quotes about how God wanted us to fight the Mexican-American War.

    Sarah Palin is merely continuing a long tradition.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    I’m sure there are many others. Bush just happened to be the one where I had a link handy. Looking back I should have realized you were being sarcastic in your comment.

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