Christianity in the Middle East: Collateral Damage?

Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau, 12-21-11

Back in 2008 I linked to David Aikman’s commentary in Christianity Today, “Suffocating the Faithful”, about the massive migration of Christians from Iraq as a result of the US invasion.  A few days ago Doonsebury picked up the same theme and a recent Pew study on global Christianity notes that, “Although Christianity began in [the Middle East], it now has the lowest overall number of Christians and the smallest share of its population that is Christian.”

I wonder, in the early days of the war, how many American Christians were considering our Iraqi brethren and the devestating consequences of this war on their lives?