Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Huckabee is not worthy
You no doubt heard his condemnation of the Iran deal as the equivalent of marching Israel to the doors of the oven. Now, he is certainly entitled to his opinion of the deal. He is even entitled to some degree of hyperbole as a candidate. He is not entitled to such thoughtlessness if he really wants to be taken seriously as a candidate to be president of the most powerful nation in the world. He has put himself in the same category as Donald Trump... a buffoon making inflammatory statements just to get attention. Worse than that, he has denigrated the title "Christian" as he has shown himself to be a liar, willing to say things he knows are not true to further his own ends. When called on his comments, he reaffirmed them.
Let's think of the implications of his statement... He has equated our president with Hitler. He has condemned the many thoughtful people, including the majority of Israeli citizens, who support this diplomatic attempt to solve complex problems in a difficult part of the world as naively working for the destruction of the people of Israel. He is instead advocating yet another war (beyond negotiation, there is no other option) that likely cannot be won, condemning many families both in Iran AND in the United States to suffer needlessly while at the same time, allowing Iran to move forward with a nuclear weapons program. At the same time he is ignoring the strong safeties built into the deal simply because they do not fit his political ambitions.
Mike Huckabee has removed himself from any serious consideration as a political candidate and has called into question his right to call himself a follower of Jesus.