Obama seeks approval for forces against ISIS

WASHINGTON (BP) — Today, President Barack Obama asked Congress to authorize the use of the American military to defeat an Islamic terrorist army that has waged a widespread campaign of carnage in Iraq and Syria. After airstrikes began in August, Southern Baptists’ lead ethicist said the United States could not demonstrate “moral indifference” to the slaughter by ISIS. “This is both a humanitarian catastrophe and a national security emergency, and nearly everyone agrees that America bears a special responsibility” because of the war in Iraq, said Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, at the time. Wisdom is needed, he said, “to know when to start, and when to stop,” against ISIS. Obama said the proposal “would not authorize long-term, large-scale ground combat operations” like those in Iraq and Afghanistan. His proposal would empower U.S. ground efforts in “more limited circumstances,” such as rescue operations, the use of special operations forces against ISIS leaders and the collection of intelligence.

To read the full story, go to www.thealabamabaptist.org.

About thealabamabaptist

State Baptist newspaper serving Baptists in Alabama, providing information, inspiration and interpretation as well as challenging readers to serve and find opportunities for ministry that further the kingdom of God.
This entry was posted in Home and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s