or so said this Christian writer on Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day). "Military force is a divinely ordained responsibility for all legitimate governments in proper circumstances," he says. The problem with people like this is that it is usually just American military force that is divinely ordained and any circumstance in which the U.S. uses military force is a proper one. I have dealt with his arguments about liberal clergy in some of my articles on Christianity and war. All I will say now is that a broken clock is right twice a day. And, of course, the writer just assumes that the U.S. government is legitimate.