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Put down the ice-cream, whore…

I considered naming this blog, I Hate Cindy Sheehan With A White Hot Passion, but then I thought I might be stuck with it after she starved to death and was forgotten. Turns out that really won’t be a problem. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of hunger strike allows protein shakes and ice cream. Come on Cindy, you’re stronger than that. At this rate you will never starve. Do it for the cause, be a team player. You said you would only drink water all summer. Show us your dedication.

Michelle Malkin wants to know how many pounds she is going to gain during her fast.

Published on Sunday, July 9, 2006 by
Troops Home Fast: Day 6
by Cindy Sheehan

I find traveling out of the country very challenging being on a fast. When I was on a layover in Madrid on my way to Venice, Italy yesterday, the closest thing I could find to a smoothie to get a little protein was a coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Traveling for 22 hours is very taxing under normal circumstances–but then again, when have we had normal circumstances since the 2000 and 2004 successful coup attempts that have brought BushCo into power?

I traveled from Venice to the frontier of Italy to the province of Udine which is right at the foot of the pre-Alps. I am here for a huge youth festival which includes many elements of social justice and peace work. It is beautiful and the air feels different from other places that I have travelled. It is strangely soft and gentle as is the natural light. However, there is not a Jamba Juice on every corner, so blended juice drinks with protein powder are impossible to find.

I have also received so many emails from worried, wonderful, and well-meaning friends and supporters in the US who are concerned about me and all of the others who are fasting. I don’t like being on this fast, trust me, but 3 Marines were killed in Iraq today—3 unsuspecting families are about to head into a tailspin of senseless grief and we won’t ever get an accurate count of the Iraqis who were killed today. It is going to be 112 degrees in Baghdad tomorrow. The occupiers and the occupied are suffering terribly.

It is important to keep our focus on saving the people of Iraq and our soldiers.

It is important to keep our focus on ending the war crime in Iraq.

The Troops Home Fast is a moral response to an immoral act. We can, and must be, morally strong so we can feast on the day that the last troop is brought home from the war crime in Iraq.

Then our focus can change to holding BushCo responsible for the war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace and focus on never allowing this to happen again.

Come to Camp Casey. August 16 to September 2nd.

Cindy Sheehan began her hunger strike against the war in Iraq on July 4th.


July 15, 2006 - Posted by | Social and Politics

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