This is not intended to be a "gotcha" or an attack on those with whom I disagree. Rather it's a conundrum I genuinely do not understand and would like to learn more.
My question is this:
We know that there are, and have been for centuries, Christian citizens of the nation of Iraq. Do you believe it was (a) morally acceptable, or (b) morally requisite, for those Christians to serve in the army of Saddam Hussein's Iraq when:
- Iraq invaded Kuwait?
- The U.S. invaded Iraq in response to the Kuwait invasion in 1991 ("Operation Desert Storm")?
- The U.S. invaded Iraq again in 2003 ("Operation Iraqi Freedom")?
If you answer in the negative, please help me to understand, in the Biblical framework of Romans 13 or your choice of other passages, how you see the differing duty or freedom between citizens of Iraq and the United States in the context of the above conflicts.
And above all, please keep the ensuing discussion civil.