handled food okay, but the guts are having "process
issues" and it is brutally hot, so eating is being
slow and easy. Twill be great to have my brain back;
the mental fuzzies were becoming a hassle.
So I had plane booked out this morning, but while out
on walk last night, was hit by car. Everything is ok
except for a badly wrentched knee. Plane for Austin is
rescheduled for Friday and should be at Camp Casey
this weekend. Bummed that I won't be agile enough to
help with setup of new camp, but am looking forward to
bird dogging the Shrub - he thought he could visit the
ranch without company... We are nothing if not
The delegation of fasters leave for Jordan tonight.
Rep. Conyers' aide called yesterday to say that this
was the most important thing happening right now, to
extend an invitation to the Iraqi parlimentarians to
come here and meet with the Out-of-Iraq Caucus, and to
wish safe and production journey to our delegation.
All have visas to go to Syria and Lebanon, but have
promised to be mindful of the danger there.
Please keep them all in your hearts and prayers. Their
mission is so important.
D.C. is emptying out and all our CongressCritters are
back with you. There is not a one of them that doesn't
need a good talking to. I am ashamed that not one of
our Critters voted against House & Senate resolutions
supporting Israel and Good Ol Ron was co-sponsor of
Senate resolution. Blumenauer's aide has suggested the
Gordon Smith should not be counted out as a voice for
concsience. Besides peace issues, the Bolton
nomination will hit the Senate floor in Sept. and our
people should be encouraged to fight.
The Israel attacks are evoking much passionate protest
here. Four people arrested at the State Dept. on
Monday. Didn't see media mentionnof it here, but it
might have snuck into some other news lines. Sunday
Night there was a rowdy visit to the Israeli
Ambassodor's home. (It is an ugly place)
Our closing ceremony yesterday outside the White House
was very moving, many supporters and allies joined us
as we celebrated the blessings of our 30 days there,
confirmed our dedication to continue and to send all
good wishes with The Delegation. Bittersweet to leave
our sheltering Peace Tree and the beautiful
compatriots that have gathered beneath it. We left
flowers and a gift of water. There is also a pink
ribbon tied on a tree branch. Maybe they will let it
stay for a while.
The course our world is travelling looks so much like
a death spiral, out of control and insane. It is hope
and consolation to be with all of you in this
struggle. When I falter or despasir, there is always a
shining light around to inspire and affirm. We must,
together, win this one. Failure is just not an option.
Much love to you all,