While the Bush administration has busied itself thinking up ways to sell a troop escalation in Iraq, North Carolina Republican Rep. Robin Hayes had a better idea, saying stability in the war-ravaged country hinged on “spreading the message of Jesus Christ.”

Hayes went on to offer this pearl of wisdom for a nation divided by sectarian violence: “Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the savior.”

It’s bad enough Sunnis and Shiites are killing each other, this man wants to introduce Christianity into the mix? Seriously, he’s in Congress. He makes laws!

(h/t: Largest Minority)

Charlotte Observer:

Robin Hayes is an heir to a textile fortune and a former GOP candidate for N.C. governor. Since 1999, he has represented part of the Charlotte area in Congress. Next up: missionary to the Middle East?

A weekly newspaper in Concord, Hayes’ hometown, quoted the congressman this week as saying that stability in Iraq ultimately depends on “spreading the message of Jesus Christ, the message of peace on earth, good will towards men.” Hayes was speaking to the Concord Rotary Club.

“Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the savior,” Hayes added, according to the Concord Standard and Mount Pleasant Times.

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