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    Cindy Sheehan Quits Peace Movement

    Looks like she finally caught on to the fact that she was being used as a Democrat/Liberal pawn.

    Anti-War Mom Gives Up on Peace Movement
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    (May 29) -- Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became an anti-war leader after her son was killed in Iraq , declared Monday she was walking away from the peace movement.

    '...To Regain Some of What I Have Lost'

    She said her son died "for nothing."

    Sheehan achieved national attention when she camped outside President Bush 's home in Crawford, Texas, throughout August 2005 to demand a meeting with the president over her son's death.

    While Bush ignored her, the vigil made her one of the most prominent figures among opponents of the war.

    But in a Web diary posted to the liberal online community Daily Kos on Monday, Sheehan said she was exhausted by the personal, financial and emotional toll of the past two years.

    She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said "often puts personal egos above peace and human life."

    Casey Sheehan, a 24-year-old Army specialist, was killed in an April 2004 battle in Baghdad . His death prompted his mother to found Gold Star Families for Peace.

    But in Monday's 1,200-word letter, titled, "Good Riddance Attention Whore," Sheehan announced that her son "did indeed die for nothing."

    "I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful," she wrote. "Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.

    "It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years, and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

    Cindy Sheehan's sister, DeDe Miller, told CNN that the group would continue working for humanitarian causes, but drop its involvement in the anti-war movement. As for her sister's letter, Miller said, "She cried for quite a bit after writing it."

    Sheehan warned that the United States was becoming "a fascist corporate wasteland," and that onetime allies among Bush's Democratic opposition turned on her when she began trying to hold them accountable for bringing the 4-year-old war to a close.

    In the meantime, she said her antiwar activism had cost her her marriage, that she had put the survivor's benefits paid for her son's death and all her speaking and book fees into the cause and that she now owed extensive medical bills.

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

    "I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble."

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio]Looks like she finally caught on to the fact that she was being used as a Democrat/Liberal pawn.

    Anti-War Mom Gives Up on Peace Movement
    CNN
    (May 29) -- Cindy Sheehan, the California mother who became an anti-war leader after her son was killed in Iraq , declared Monday she was walking away from the peace movement.

    '...To Regain Some of What I Have Lost'

    She said her son died "for nothing."

    Sheehan achieved national attention when she camped outside President Bush 's home in Crawford, Texas, throughout August 2005 to demand a meeting with the president over her son's death.

    While Bush ignored her, the vigil made her one of the most prominent figures among opponents of the war.

    But in a Web diary posted to the liberal online community Daily Kos on Monday, Sheehan said she was exhausted by the personal, financial and emotional toll of the past two years.

    She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said "often puts personal egos above peace and human life."

    Casey Sheehan, a 24-year-old Army specialist, was killed in an April 2004 battle in Baghdad . His death prompted his mother to found Gold Star Families for Peace.

    But in Monday's 1,200-word letter, titled, "Good Riddance Attention Whore," Sheehan announced that her son "did indeed die for nothing."

    "I have tried every since he died to make his sacrifice meaningful," she wrote. "Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives.

    "It is so painful to me to know that I bought into this system for so many years, and Casey paid the price for that allegiance. I failed my boy and that hurts the most."

    Cindy Sheehan's sister, DeDe Miller, told CNN that the group would continue working for humanitarian causes, but drop its involvement in the anti-war movement. As for her sister's letter, Miller said, "She cried for quite a bit after writing it."

    Sheehan warned that the United States was becoming "a fascist corporate wasteland," and that onetime allies among Bush's Democratic opposition turned on her when she began trying to hold them accountable for bringing the 4-year-old war to a close.

    In the meantime, she said her antiwar activism had cost her her marriage, that she had put the survivor's benefits paid for her son's death and all her speaking and book fees into the cause and that she now owed extensive medical bills.

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

    "I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble."[/QUOTE]


    These words of hers are actually some of the most sane, cogent thoughts to ever come out of her. I believe that she thought she was doing good by her son and for that no one can shame her. Her only true failure was believing that ANY politician really gave a crap about her.

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    [QUOTE=JetFanTransplant]These words of hers are actually some of the most sane, cogent thoughts to ever come out of her. I believe that she thought she was doing good by her son and for that no one can shame her. [B]Her only true failure was believing that ANY politician really gave a crap about her[/B].[/QUOTE]

    or that the leftists who run the "peace movement" (morons who are anything but peaceful) gave two craps about doing anything other than exploiting her...

    [QUOTE]She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said "often puts personal egos above peace and human life." [/QUOTE]

    she now realizes how spineless the dims are, as I've stated elsewhere...

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    I feel bad for her... for two years she was exploited by people she thought wanted to help her, when she could have better spent her time grieving and coping with her loss.

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    I read this story 2 hours ago. You guys are slacking...less workie workie more postie postie ;)

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    [QUOTE]
    [B]GOLD STAR FAMILY MEMBERS HAPPY TO SEE CINDY SHEEHAN GONE[/B]

    A group of Gold Star Family members, who have lost a son or daughter in the war on terrorism, today issued the following statement in response to Cindy Sheehan’s announcement that she is halting her public anti-war protests. For more information log on to: [url]www.MoveAmericaForward.org[/url]

    “We are very pleased to hear that Cindy Sheehan is ending her disgraceful campaign to discredit the United States military and the heroic men and women in harms way in Iraq and Afghanistan. We sympathize with the shared pain from losing a child in the war effort, however, we cannot excuse the fact that Cindy has taken the wrong turn at every corner in assigning blame for the loss of her heroic son, Casey.

    “Casey Sheehan was a proud member of the United States Armed Forces. He believed in serving his country faithfully and volunteered for the duty assignment that led to his death at the hands of Islamic extremists. He should have been the example followed by Cindy Sheehan. Instead, she chose to associate with the most virulent anti-American elements in the United States and abroad.

    “Throughout her public demonstrations, Cindy Sheehan has repeatedly been dismissive of the majority of Gold Star Parents who disagree with her stance on the war. Cindy Sheehan does not speak for us, nor thankfully does she speak for most Americans. It’s time for Cindy to go home and put her life back together and realize just how fortunate she is to live in the greatest nation on earth.

    “We are saddened that Cindy’s withdrawal from political activities is because she was disappointed that more Americans did not accept her distorted worldview that America is the blame for all of the ills of the world. Perhaps off the world stage, she will be able to regain her bearings and see that her son and America were serving the cause of freedom in the world and security at home. God Bless the United States of America, and may God help Cindy Sheehan to heal from the pain and bitterness that have consumed her.”

    DEBRA ARGEL

    TODD BASTIAN

    JOSEPH WILLIAMS

    DEBBIE LEE

    JOSEPH JOHNSON

    MIKE ANDERSON

    MERILEE CARLSON

    JAN JOHNSON
    [/QUOTE]

    [url]http://www.moveamericaforward.org/index.php/MAF/FullNewsItem/gold_star_families_rebuke_cindy_sheehan/[/url]

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    Her son choose his duty. He was not forced or coerced in any way.

    Frankly, I never saw where her opinion had any validity anyway. I feel for her grief, but grief does not suddenly make one an expert worthy of listening to on Foreign Policy, Terrorism and Warfare.

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    [QUOTE=Warfish]Her son choose his duty. He was not forced or coerced in any way.

    Frankly, I never saw where her opinion had any validity anyway. I feel for her grief, but grief does not suddenly make one an expert worthy of listening to on Foreign Policy, Terrorism and Warfare.[/QUOTE]

    except that her opinion is spot on. That statement is one of the most honest and lucid descriptions of what we are dealing with that I have heard so far. What, should we listen to the mouth piece media? And what about the people that were supposed to be leading us, you know, the so-called experts?

    This woman was played by the democrats and feasted on by the war hawks. I truly hope she finds peace.

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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan]except that her opinion is spot on. That statement is one of the most honest and lucid descriptions of what we are dealing with that I have heard so far. [B]What, should we listen to the mouth piece media? [/B] And what about the people that were supposed to be leading us, you know, the so-called experts?

    This woman was played by the democrats and feasted on by the war hawks. I truly hope she finds peace.[/QUOTE]

    anyone else find this statement in comparison to sheehan, completely comical???

    [IMG]http://web.elastic.org/~fche/mirrors/cryptome.org/brp/pict56.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://www.targetofopportunity.com/sheehan_with_sharpton_wide.jpg[/IMG]

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY]anyone else find this statement in comparison to sheehan, completely comical???

    [IMG]http://web.elastic.org/~fche/mirrors/cryptome.org/brp/pict56.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://www.targetofopportunity.com/sheehan_with_sharpton_wide.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

    when I see those pictures, i think "beware of the wolves in sheep clothing". I do not think anyone in their right mind believes that the majority of the media in those photos actually gave a Sh** about her.
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    [QUOTE=intelligentjetsfan]when I see those pictures, i think "beware of the wolves in sheep clothing". I do not think anyone in their right mind believes that the majority of the media in those photos actually gave a Sh** about her.[/QUOTE]


    Of course they didn't; neither did Susan Sarandon nor Hugo Chavez.

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    [QUOTE=HDCentStOhio]Looks like she finally caught on to the fact that she was being used as a Democrat/Liberal pawn.
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    Interesting interpretation.


    I think she realized that the war wont end until 2/3 of the congress wants to end the war or until we have a new president. Neither of these things will occur before January 2009. These facts are very frustrating for the anti-war movement.

    So she decided to move on with her life.

    I hope she finds some happiness

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