Maybe All the War in Iraq buys US is Some Time
Looking back on the decade of 2000-2010 future Historians will most likely have to concede this Decade was a prosperous and avant garde moment in World History. Even though the War on Islamic Terrorism rages on, most of the world lives in some cocoon of peace and prosperity and has benefitted greatly from technological and medicinal breakthroughs. The Hot Spots of violence are semi-contained to geography adjacent to Islamic rulerships and will stay that way for the foreseeable future(America's involvement). I believe that is what made President Bush's decision to topple the Hussein regime. The world's need to keep chugging along without a serious bump. However getting from point A to point B will necessitate getting over the bump and across the river.
I believe what the brave American soldiers have bought the World with their blood and Sacrifice is time. Time to get to know our Creator, time to get right and fulfill our destinies. What we do with this intermission is extremely important in our individual walks with our Lord and Saviour. Time is something we never have an overabundance of when it comes to Mortality and fighting off Satanic influences.
Sooner or later, in God's own time, what was prophecied must come to pass. The Bible is very specific about the sequence of events. The Bible is also specific about being prepared, prepared for the coming events and prepared to give reasons why We believe. Sometimes in my own selfish way I pray to God to let my children grow up, have kids of their own, and live peaceful, fruitful existences. These are only good things but sometimes I forget the part about 'Let Thy will be done', Jesus said "Do not think that I come to send peace upon earth : I came not to send peace, but the sword" Mat 10: 34
Sometimes what is necessary is not so easy, but if we look to Jesus for strength, He provides what we need to do His work, To proclaim Him before the World.
So do we stay or do we go? Leaving would abandon the good Muslim and secular Iraqis to torment and slaughter. Staying can stem the tide of defeatist thinking and God willing bring on some peaceful times in a troubled part of the world. Personally, I think while we should stay and press onward the tide of discontent will push US away and the Beginning of the End will commence.