How can a nation that believes in the "separation of church and state " even consider involvement in a religious war 7000 miles from its shore? What is the conflict in the Middle East about, if not religion? Other than acquiring territory, has anyone ever really won a "religious war"? How would one define victory? What could possibly be an exit strategy? It may be more practical to drop Bibles than bombs – and certainly more humane. However, ironically, Bibles may be more offensive to Middle Eastern folks than the death, maiming and property destruction from bombs – regardless of whose bombs, or whose Bibles.