THE IDOLS of the nations are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; they have ears, but cannot hear, nor is there breath in their mouths. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them. (Psalm 135:15-18)
DURING LAST YEAR's campaign, Michelle Obama and her defenders insisted that her phrase "For the first time in my adult life I'm proud of my country" (for supporting her husband) was unfairly wrenched from its context. Maybe, though she said it more than once. But President Obama's indictment of the U.S. before the U.N. suggests . . .