My American Political Theology is better than your American Political Theology might be a better title for these hasty jottings of Cogitating Peter (CP). It echoes of a schoolyard taunt. How many times will be treated to 'patriotic thinkers' falling into political line with the current occupant of the White House? We have spent our political/moral capital on Afghanistan and Iraq, not to speak of our young people in uniform and our national Treasury. What form of institutional thuggery have we not tolerated in the name of American Interest, in the name of our sub rosa Empire? Even when a just cause presents itself to our vision: we are trapped by our own mendacity and bad faith!