The more I see online and the TV about the war in Iraq and the other conflicts that are going on they are not just about their nationalism, they are about their gods. This was reinforced by a video article sponsored by The Jerusalem Post Online
The wandering Arabs in Palestine are calling for a holy war, not a national war. The Muslims in Iraq are fighting each other and the US/UN in a holy war.
Looking at the past and trying to learn from our mistakes is great, but we must also learn to look to our success. Looking back to World War 2 the Japanese people were vilified, not as another nation against America, but as a group of people that were religious to the extreme and would gladly die for their God, their Emperor.
Would you die for your country? Would you die for your god?
As a Christian, what does God want you to do?