Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."This utter irrationality is exactly where the Republican party is right now and it's enough to make you sick.
In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate also urged ministry students to pray for a plan to build a $30 billion natural gas pipeline in the state, calling it "God's will."
Palin asked the students to pray for the troops in Iraq, and noted that her eldest son, Track, was expected to be deployed there.
"Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God," she said. "That's what we have to make sure that we're praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God's plan."
Update: Let's explore this a little more. Just what part of the war in Iraq has been a task from Palin's God? Would it have been the hunt for weapons of mass destruction? Would it be the effort to bring democracy to Iraq (an effort that I might add more or less guarantees that the Iraqis will one day vote themselves into the next Iran)? Would it be the billions of dollars spent rebuilding Iraq, because, well God wants us to pay to rebuild it? Would it be to kill some terrorists, but not exactly all of them?
Yes, please count me as someone who would really like to know what tasks Palin's God has in store for us, so at least I can know what my country is in for.
Update II: Here's the video: