Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

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  • President Bush asks Democrats, Republicans for patience on new Iraq plan

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (11 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP)--President Bush urged a skeptical Congress Jan. 23 to give his new plan in Iraq an opportunity to succeed.

          Speaking in his next-to-last State of the Union address, Bush spent at least a third of his 49-minute address on the war against terrorists, especially the controversial conflict in Iraq. The president explained why he considers the Iraq effort so important and defended his plan to add 21,500 troops in an attempt to secure Baghdad and Anbar Province.

          “We went into this largely united, in our assumptions and our convictions,” Bush said, apparently referring to the strong endorsement for invading Iraq in 2003. “And whatever you voted for, you did not vote for failure. Our country is pursuing a new strategy in Iraq, and I ask you to give it a chance to work. And I ask you to support our troops in the field and those on their way. Read More

  • Proposed law against spanking toddlers in Calif. causes stir

    by Erin Roach, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (11 years ago)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)--If a Democratic assemblywoman in California has her way, parents in that state could soon be fined or even jailed for spanking their toddlers, a practice Sally Lieber said victimizes helpless children. Read More

  • Podcast for students highlights int’l missions

    by Staff, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (11 years ago)

    RICHMOND, Va. (BP)--The International Mission Board has joined the world of podcasting with the launch of its “podTask,” taking students on missions adventures around the world. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Fear and confidence?

    by Judy Woodward Bates, posted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 (11 years ago)

    DORA, Ala. (BP)--Exactly what is the "fear of the Lord"? Is it to live in terror of God’s power and authority which we definitely know is unending and unlimited? No, it’s to live with a healthy respect and awe of what He is capable of, is doing and will do. Read More