“Thursday’s suicide bombing at Kabul airport was the most deadly attack on American forces in Afghanistan since 2011. In remarks on the attack, President Biden honored the fallen soldiers by quoting the Hebrew Bible. The American military has been answering for a long time. ‘Here I am, Lord. Send me, ‘Biden said, in an allusion to Isaiah 6:8. ‘Each one of these women and men of our Armed Forces are the heirs of that tradition of sacrifice, of volunteering to go into harm’s way, to risk everything; not for glory, not for profit, but to defend what we love and the people we love.”
God damn any American politician, especially the president, when he invokes Scripture or the Almighty, thereby making a mockery of the cherished constitutional principle of separation of church and state.
Biden may be a faithful Catholic, but he’s no Old Testament scholar. The verse he quoted wasn’t a call to arms for the Israelites of old to defend their country from their many enemies, it was a prophet answering Jehovah’s call to warn his chosen people to obey his commandments.
America isn’t an exceptional country, every nation on Earth believes it is an exceptional, and Israel isn’t God’s chosen nation, blessed over every other country.
Politicians would be well-advised to leave the Almighty out of political and military matters. Biden may quote the Bible to justify his Afghan policy, but ISIS quotes the Koran to justify employing suicide bombers against on occupying power.
Have we learned nothing in centuries of written history? For the love of God, leave God out of politics!