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Those Iraqi White Flags A-blowin' in the Winds
by J. Grant Swank, Pastor
5 March 2003

Iraq's military is secretly getting ready to fly white flags of surrender.

Why can't the rest of the world get the message like some Iraqi soldiers are getting the message?

White flags of surrender from Iraqi soldiers reportedly are blowing in Middle East winds while other nations' citizens are running the streets in support of Saddam Hussein.

Sometimes nothing's right with de world, eh son?

Why are white flags ready to fly? Because Iraqi soldiers know that they are no match for the liberty troops. Because Iraqi soldiers know that if they don't come through for Hussein the Horrible, they'll be shot. Now what kind of 'land of the free' is that? A 5th Mechanized Division of the 1st Corps fellow squealed that his crew was only 35 percent ready. Morale is so dipped that younger fellows are talking right out that they are ready to give up before the first gun is fired.

Another militiaman said that his division was about 25 percent effective. He went on to let out that his comrades were hiding white flags for future blowing in the breezes.

In the meantime, it's reported that orders went out that defectors are in fact to be shot down by commanders.

Recall that in 1991 Iraqi militiamen were so anxious to quit "on behalf of Hussein" that they gave up to an Italian camera crew taking pix of the conflict.

So, pampered citizenry of the planet, consider your blessings and stay out of freedom's conquest. President Bush and Company are no nerkers. They know what they are up to.

Question: Why are not the sphere's sane citizens clogging market squares with freedom's cries for Hussein's captives within Iraqi borders?

Question: Why are not the world's nations clamoring for Hussein to come clean before Blix and the boys?

Question: Why are not all Americans standing strong behind a leader who has proven his integrity and efficiency?

Question: Why must the US President wait and wait and wait again for the globe's wobbly spoiled population to come to liberty's senses?

In the meantime, give thanks for the white flags ready to blow to the Middle East winds.

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Joseph Grant Swank, Jr., Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME

Graduate of accredited college (BA) and seminary (M Div) with graduate work at Harvard Divinity School.

Married for 41 years with 3 adult children.

Author of 5 books and over 2000 articles in various Protestant and Catholic
magazines, journals and newspapers. Writer of weekly religion column for
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD newspaper, Portland ME.

Hobbies: Traveling to South America, Europe, Middle East, Canada; writing;
watercolor painting; meeting new friends.

Current occupations: Pastor; Teacher at Alternative Learning School for
at-risk youths.

Pastorates: Calgary, Alberta; Indianapolis IN; Akron OH; Fishkill NY;
Manchester CT; Walpole MA; Windham ME.

Winner of First Prize Writing Contest which yielded a three-week guided tour
of the Middle East.

Columnist for websites: MensNewsDaily.com, IntellectualConservative.com, MichNews.com,
Chalcedon.com, rePUNK.com, ConservativeTruth.com, FreeRepublic.com (USO Canteen Chapel link), WoundedShepherds.com (Insights link).