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Cindy Sheehan Quits Peace Movement

Via AfterDowningStreet.org: I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face&

Sheehan-Quits-Movement Via AfterDowningStreet.org:

I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such “liberal blogs” as the Democratic Underground. Being called an “attention whore” and being told “good riddance” are some of the more milder rebukes.

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very heartbreaking to me.

Camp Casey has served its purpose. It’s for sale. Anyone want to buy five beautiful acres in Crawford, Texas? I will consider any reasonable offer. I hear George Bush will be moving out soon, too…which makes the property even more valuable.

This is my resignation letter as the “face” of the American anti-war movement. This is not my “Checkers” moment, because I will never give up trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or anymore people that I love and the rest of my resources. Read more...

This breaks my heart. Cindy has been brutally attacked from all sides, yet she kept on going. She didn't do the things she did for attention, money or personal gain. Her son was killed and all she wanted was for the war to end so others didn't have to die they way Casey did. Did she make some bad decisions along the way? Perhaps. Was her heart in the right place? Always. Every day is Memorial Day for Cindy, and all those who have lost loved ones to war.

Good luck, Cindy...

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