Arnon Grunberg


God doesn't want you to lose

This afternoon I had lunch with a Baghdadi. He said: "The Sunni and Shia leaders told their communities: 'God wants you to fight the US.' No, God doesn't want you to fight the US. Because God knows that when you fight the US you will lose. God doesn't want you to lose."
It was ironically enough the first time in my life that it struck me that God doesn't want us to lose. God wants us to be pragmatic. God believes in realpolitik.