Thu, 15 June 2006
Despite the fact that Iraq now has an elected national leader with a fully appointed cabinet, and Al-Zarqawi has been assassinated, President Bush has still rejected calls for a withdrawal of our troops. This call has come not only within this country, but within Iraq as well. Congress seems just as unlikely to call for a withdrawal any time soon, despite the fact that they hold the purse strings for this operation. The excuses for staying in Iraq have grown thin, frayed, and are completely full of holes, but everybody seems to keep pretending the Emperor is not naked. The economic and human costs of staying in Iraq are too great to risk staying there much longer, we need an exit plan, and we need it now!
In times past, people have used fasting for spiritual and physical cleansing, and often as a means of protest when all other measures fail. When our elected officials turn deaf ears to the people whose interests they are supposed to represent and listen only to multinational corporations who stand to benefit from our continued occupation of Iraq, we must take some radical steps to get those same officials' attention. Will you consider joining me and what may be millions others in fasting and putting our bodies on the line to bring home the men and women who have put their bodies on the line far longer than was needed? If enough people do this, it may finally get somebody's attention.
Click on the TroopsHomeFast graphic on my blogpage, or go to this link.
Thanks in advance, and Stay Powerful!
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