One of the ignored tragedies of the Iraq war was the destruction of Christianity by this American folly. Ironically, George Bush, who claims to have been saved by being born again as a Christian wound up encouraging the death of thousands of Christians in Iraq. We forget that these were among the oldest Christians in the world and they had lived in Iraq for nearly 2,000 years. There were nearly a million of these ancient people in the nation of Iraq until George wiped out Saddam Hussein and allowed installation of a fundamentalist Shiite government which proceeded to allow forces of hate and violence to unleash terror upon their Christian neighbors. Saddam Hussein has always protected Christians whom he regarded as loyal subjects, but his death allowed forces of terror to have free reign in murdering people and burning churches and Christian businesses.
Yesterday, another suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Christians. At least 34 are dead and dozens are wounded. When the armies of George Bush arrived in Iraq there were about a million Christians. Today, there are about 600,000 and these leave daily for other destinations where Islamic fundamentalists can not kill them.
Merry Christmas, George Bush!