The Art of Compromise

March 10, 2009

A compromise here, a compromise there, and pretty soon you’re talking real defeat.

If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved, and to be steady on all the battlefield besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.   –Martin Luther

(h/t Christians In Context)


Who would have thought?

March 10, 2009

From US intelligence chief Dennis Blair:

“We assess convincing the Iranian leadership to forgo the eventual development of nuclear weapons will be difficult given the linkage many within the leadership see between nuclear weapons and Iran’s key national security and foreign policy objectives, and given Iran’s considerable effort from at least the late 1980s to 2003 to develop such weapons,” he said.

via ‘Difficult’ to halt Iran nuclear drive: US – Yahoo! News UK.

Fortunately, Iran is a “tiny country” that is highly susceptible to the charm of direct talks “without precondition.”


Keyes on Conservatism

March 9, 2009

I like the way this guy thinks.


Hmmmm

March 4, 2009