Let’s suppose there is a God whose standards are the final measure, a God who sees the beauty in every child, a God who would pronounce each and every child perfect, a God who guides Sarah Palin in all her decisions.
What would this God say about the children in the wombs of women in countries we invade and occupy, countries where our smart bombs don’t discern man from woman or child from an adult, countries whose diminishing populations will live with and die from the effects of depleted uranium? Remember that Palin referred to Iraq as “a task that is from God.” Does this mean Palin’s God has different standards for the children of Iraq and Afghanistan? Or that children in countries we attack are imperfect and deserve the horrors we exact? Are these children little abstractions, tiny blips on her screen, so insignificant that they are unworthy of consideration?