March 19, 2008

President Bush marks the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War with claims of a major strategic victory

President Bush, while acknowledging the Iraq War has been fought at a high cost, also believes that the US troop buildup in Iraq has opened the door to a major strategic victory against Islamic militants.

The president believes that the successes which are being seen in Iraq are undeniable and the president has an upbeat assessment of the US-led campaign on this the 5th anniversary of the war in Iraq. President Bush, while touting the security gains from the troop increase in Iraq, says the surge has done more than turn the situation around in Iraq, it has made Iraq the central front in the battle against Islamic extremists.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

As the US marks the 5th anniversary of the Iraq War, any student of Bible prophecy can understand the significance of this controversial war in the Middle East.

With only a few months left in office, President Bush still maintains that the high cost of the war and the US troop buildup has set in place a major strategic victory against Islamic militants. Prophetically, the war in Iraq and the demise of Saddam Hussein has had a major impact on setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

Saddam's Jerusalem Army of seven million soldiers who planned to liberate Jerusalem and give it to the Palestinians had to be stopped, according to Bible prophecy, so that Iraq, Biblical Babylon, could rise to power, Revelation 18. Time after time in the prophetic passages of Scripture, you can see accounts of how the Lord used human world political leaders to accomplish His will, II Chronicles 36, Ezra 1, Nehemiah 2, Daniel 11 and Revelation 17, 18. The principle of prophecy related to God's use of world leaders is found in Revelation 17:17 where it says God puts into the hearts of world leaders to do His will.

The 5th anniversary of the Iraqi War is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.