Yesterday she published a story that clearly expresses a truth that current events have forced many of us to reluctantly face. Reporting on reactions to the revelation from British intelligence sources that the intelligence and facts that led the U.S. and England to war with Iraq were fixed around a predetermined policy to go to war, she said:
I am not surprised at the duplicity. But I am astonished at the acceptance of this deception by voters in the United States and the United Kingdom.
I've seen two U.S. presidents go down the drain -- Lyndon B. Johnson on Vietnam and Richard Nixon in the Watergate scandal -- because they were no longer believed. But times change -- and I guess our values do, too.
I am convinced that when this dark chapter in world history is finally written, this will be the lasting impression left by the recent evangelical experiment in "values voting." It's a legacy that will hang like an albatross around evangelical Christianity's neck.