ISIS comes to town

Tonight 60 Minutes broadcast a segment on the persecution of Christians and Christianity by ISIS in Iraq (video below). The segment was reported by correspondent Lara Logan. CBS News has posted a transcript of the segment here.

The emergence of ISIS in Iraq is attributed to the withdrawal of American forces by President Obama in 2011 by one of Logan’s eloquent Christian interlocutors at one point; she carefully attributes equal responsibility to our overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Putting that to one side, this is a powerful report on an ongoing outrage that should lie heavily on the conscience of our president and his acolytes at CBS and elsewhere.

John wrote about ISIS’s war on Christianity earlier this month in this post. His conclusion there is applicable here as well: “My own view is that our government should dispatch whatever forces are necessary to Iraq and Syria and destroy ISIS, as promptly as possible. Lest there be any misunderstanding, I mean that we should ‘kill ourselves out of this war’ by annihilating every person who resists on behalf of that devilish movement.”