Cindy Sheehan Calls It Quits

Cindy Sheehan announces her departure from the peace movement in the The Daily Kos:

…I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. Of course, I was slandered and libeled by the right as a “tool” of the Democratic Party. This label was to marginalize me and my message. How could a woman have an original thought, or be working outside of our “two-party” system?

However, when I started to hold the Democratic Party to the same standards that I held the Republican Party, support for my cause started to erode and the “left” started labeling me with the same slurs that the right used. I guess no one paid attention to me when I said that the issue of peace and people dying for no reason is not a matter of “right or left”, but “right and wrong.”…

I am going to take whatever I have left and go home. I am going to go home and be a mother to my surviving children and try to regain some of what I have lost.

Good idea. Goodbye, Cindy.

7 thoughts on “Cindy Sheehan Calls It Quits

  1. What the hell took her so long? Don’t think she CAN regain what she’s lost.

  2. I feel sorry for her. I think her intentions and goals were sincere, which is why she was such a lightening rod, from both sides. I wish her well.

  3. I don’t feel sorry for her, but I feel sorry for her son. He’s probably really tired from all of the rolling…

  4. I wonder… was her son in the military against his will? Last I checked we still had only volunteers into our military. Yes war is sad and losing a child is hard on anyone but I think that there is more good done in supporting the people who are putting their life on the line for our country then fighting against letting them do their job. And yes this is their job. No one signed the papers for these men. “I just want to do my job and if that means I do it somewhere else to keep my family and friends safe thats what I’ll do!” Chad Sgt. US Army.

  5. Continued prayers for all the families who have lost and all the families who are waiting for their soldiers, sailors and Marines to return. Now, and in times of peace.

  6. compassion for all the children of the universe. A friend of mine is returning for his third tour. He is desert training in Barstow CA now.As soon as the army gets his Zoloft for PTSD (from seeing childrens body parts flying) to him he’s gone. šŸ™

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