John Sidney McCain III
Today the hawks would have us continue the war in Afghanistan and start new wars in Iran and Syria. We, a Christian nation, are waging war for democracy and good among Muslim nations that hate us and worship another god. Why? I submit that we all are following God’s plan for us, revealed in The Bible: Revelations. Have you read it? Yes, it is difficult to understand. We have to turn to Bible scholars inspired by God to be His prophet. World War III, the last war, will be nuclear and will end by Jesus Christ’s devine intervention. Most of us are unaware how soon the world, as we know it, will end. Jesus told us to look for signs of His return. Many of us believe that we witness these signs today and look forward to Christ’s return.
My first experience with war was The Vietnamese War which I avoided fighting through the blessing of having a sliding hiatus hernia. While in the ROTC program, I naively wrote a paper against the war. I quickly lost my student deferment and was drafted. God provided a doctor’s note which I presented in the inductee line and was saved from and early death. Yes, there was “hell to pay” living a life of pain from the hernia. I accepted that this was a part of God’s plan for me: My own cross to bear. I sat down to write today’s post with no ideas. God inspired me write part of my story and bring to you a sermon on the Vietnamese war by Dr. Martin Luther King at the Riverside Church in New York City. Today I present his address as an and the written words. I pray that they are relevant and will be a blessing for you. —GoodOleWoody
THE CHURCH’S ONE FOUNDATION
God protect America
evils of Satan.
By Hayes Brown
Speaking to Fox News host Neil Cavuto, McCain said that he still believed that Hagel would get the votes required to be confirmed. What followed was the clearest indication yet that he’s still bitter that Hagel turned against the Iraq War:
McCAIN: But to be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly and say he was the worst President since Herbert Hoover and said the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which was nonsense. He was anti-his own party and people — people don’t forget that. You can disagree but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that.
Watch McCain’s statements here:
McCain had just voted “no” on the bid to end debate on Hagel’s nomination, supporting the Republican filibuster. Just days ago, McCain insisted that he would do no such thing, and is currently claiming that he’ll vote to break the filibuster following the Senate’s President’s Day recess ten days from now.
The two, formerly close friends, faced off during Hagel’s confirmation hearing over the success of the 2007 surge in Iraq, highlighting McCain’s lingering frustrations with the former Republican Senator from Nebraska. That frustration is shared among many of Hagel’s other opponents, including the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, forming the backbone of neoconservative opposition to his confirmation. McCain is right, however, that once the filibuster breaks Hagel is still set to be confirmed in an up-or-down vote. [QUOTE]
Charles Timothy “Chuck” Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is an American politician and former United States Senator from Nebraska. A recipient of two Purple Hearts from his time as an infantry squad leader in the Vietnam War, Hagel returned home to start a career in politics and business, making millions as a co-founder of Vanguard Cellular. A member of the Republican Party, Hagel was first elected to the Senate in 1996. He was reelected in 2002 and then retired in 2008. Hagel is currently a professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the chairman of the Atlantic Council, and co-chairman of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. FULL QUOTE
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|Fifty years after VietnamIn his speech at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C., President Obama did more than just mark Memorial Day; he began the 50th commemoration of that conflict and those who served in one of America’s longest wars.Fifty years ago, American forces stepped up operations in Vietnam. During the conflict, more than three million Americans served in the Vietnam war, and more than 58,000 American patriots gave their lives. And when U.S. forces returned home, too many never received the hero’s welcome they deserved.
Yesterday, President Obama told their story as it should have been told all along — a story of patriotism, honor, and courage. Here’s a short video to mark this important moment that you can share to help set the record straight and honor the service of Americans who fought in Vietnam: