Saturday, July 29, 2006

Troops Home Fast

From Code Pink came news this week of importance to all of us who are trying to promote peace in the Middle East.   After meeting some of the ladies from the Washington D.C. chapter of Code Pink during our participation in the War Protest March of Sept. 24th 2005, I am honored to help further their cause.   These ladies were very helpful to my wife and I in negotiating the Metro in my wheelchair.   I was very much grateful for their help and am very much a supporter of their efforts.

This announcement of the future meeting with Iraqi Parliamentarians in search for peace in their country is a much welcomed turn of events.   I will be following this development and post any news on this blog.   Please join me in support of the Peace Movement and the return of our troops from Iraq.   - fc

We have exciting news to share with you today! After being rebuffed in our numerous attempts to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, including setting up "Camp Al-Maliki" across from the Iraqi Embassy and publishing an open letter to him in one of the largest Iraqi newspapers, we received an amazing invitation: Five members of the Iraqi Parliament who are working on a Reconciliation Plan to end the violence in their country contacted us. Moved by the commitment of the long-term fasters and dismayed by their prime minister's refusal to meet with us, these parliamentarians asked us to join them in Amman, Jordan next week to discuss their Reconciliation Plan, on condition that we break our long-term fast with them!

We are thrilled. It will be such a breakthrough for the US peace movement to be working directly with Iraqi peacemakers, and what better way to break our fast than with members of the Iraqi government seeking an end to the violence. So next week, we'll be on our way to Jordan. In addition to a group of long-term fasters, we are inviting Congresspeople, academics, and notable journalists to join us.

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