Wednesday, August 17, 2005
We are all getting very excited about honoring our troops at tonight's 8 o'clock candlelight vigil. Cindy's been out at the campsite since this morning, and just returned to the Peace House to put her feet up, get some water, enjoy the A.C. and do a little blogging. A steady stream of journalists has come throught our front door in the past few hours, including from Mexico, Germany, Australia, and the U.K.
Just before this morning's press conference, an Australian activist presented Cindy with a message of support from the anti-war movement in her homeland. She read the message aloud to Cindy, who was very encouraged and moved that Australia, one of the coalition partners in the war in Iraq, wanted to express its solidarity. This activist, Donna Mulhearn, has spent the past 2 1/2 years traveling to and from Iraq as a humanitarian aid worker and non-violence activist. Donna says, "It is such a privelege to be here in Crawford because I can feel it's an historic moment and I wouldn't be anywhere else in the world besides Crawford, TX right now! It's really encouraging for Australians to see Americans questioning their administration, because we need to do the same. Our foreign policy is basically a rubber stamp for U.S. foreign policy, so we are all affected, and we ALL want answers!"