'Disillusioned' Cindy Sheehan quits anti-war movement
Over the Memorial Day weekend, peace activist Chindy Sheehan announced her withdrawal from the anti-war movement, expressing her disillusionment both with the pettiness and partisanship of some on the "so-called left" and with the American "system" as a whole.
Sheehan blogged on Daily Kos: "The first conclusion is that I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party. ... 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."
"The most devastating conclusion that I reached this morning, however, was that Casey did indeed die for nothing," Sheehan continued. "His precious lifeblood drained out in a country far away from his family who loves him, killed by his own country which is beholden to and run by a war machine that even controls what we think. .... 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."
Sheehan added, "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."
The following video clips are from ABC's Good Morning America and from CNN.