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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

no weapons of mass destruction - it's official...

i greeted everyone today with the news: bush just announced there are no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. i made a large sign "no weapons of mass destruction" and held it up at tonite's vigil in little 5 points.
little 5 points is a liberal, leftist part of atlanta so our signs and banner were greeted enthusiastically by many, many folks. a couple of bush supporters did wander by, the most memorable was a very big, young, white male who challenged my sign & statement that bush says there are no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. the young man passing the vigil claims there are! i said bush just told us today there are not. the young man comes back & states of course there are. i asked him, "what, you don't believe your president? do you think he is a liar?" he proceeded to ask loudly 'what about sarinen?' only he said it several times before i helped him out & said 'sarin - "you mean the chemical weapon they used in japan prior to 9/11?" he yells "yeah, that's proof they had weapons of mass destruction - sarin".
so i've heard iraq confused with iran, saudi arabia, afghanistan and even isreal - but never w/japan! go figure