I want to try a little game for the Baptist Board. Let's pretend that the Baptist Board existed in some point of history and see how we would post if we had been there then. I want to start with the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut in October of 1983. On the night of October 23 241 US military personnel were killed when a truck bomb was exploded in at the barracks near Beirut airport. Over the next few month the US made several threats, but nothing was really done. President Reagan assured the world that the US were not going anywhere. Now fast forward to February 7, 1984. US forces had already been moved off shore, but on this date President Reagan ordered all US forces out of Lebanon. This was completed in late February. Some shelling took place in February, but in essence it looks like the US were run out of Lebanon after the bombing. Now, let's say the Baptist Board were there. How would we have discussed the news that President Reagan's response to the bombing was to, in essence, to abandon the Libyan mission after the bombing. To make it more interesting, perhaps members could post as if it were February 7, 1984 and we have just heard the news that President Reagan had ordered all forces from Lebanon. If this works, perhaps we can try other historical events later.