Saturday, August 12, 2006

Cindy: Let's Have Lunch

In the news: Cindy Sheehan had to go to a hospital in Texas. She'd been fasting from solid foods for something over a month:
Sheehan, who has been on a liquid diet as part of the nationwide "Troops Home Fast" hunger strike, had been treated and released from a Seattle emergency room Thursday night. On doctors' orders, she ate for the first time in about 37 days, Burns said.
I hope that Ms. Sheehan, and the others who've been on a hunger strike (more or less) against the U.S. occupation of Iraq, will give it up. Their goal is laudable. But a hunger strike presupposes, I think, that its target -- our glorious leaders, who have the power and ability to end our Mesopotamian exercise in murderous stupidity -- possess functioning consciences. It assumes that our despots have some basic decency.

They have no such decency. Their consciences are dead.

So, Cindy, let's sit down over some sandwiches and a cold beer, and talk this thing over a little. There's bound to be something that can be done. But making yourself ill won't help. If you died, Bush would be happy to hear it. The 'bots who cheer for him would, too. Let's try and be sure we don't cheer them up any.

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