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“Good Riddance…” [NOT!]

We are sad to report, that Cindy Sheehan wrote the article below, which seems to say she is leaving the peace movement and the Camp Casey project. As some of you know, this follows the article she wrote a few days ago that was more positive, in which she was quitting the duopoly, including the Democratic Party, and inviting the peace movement to meet with her in Philadelphia on July 4th.It is sad that Cindy got feedback and attacks between these two posts, which made her quit, instead of making the welcome change in direction she first planned. I still have hope that after a well-deserved rest, Cindy Sheehan will come up with a plan forward which involves a dialogue with America about peace.And, for the record, my husband and I are leaving July 4th open. If Cindy decides she has the energy to be in Philadelphia to plan a way forward, we will be there for her and with her!

P.S. I almost edited the title, even below, because it hurts me to hear it. And, Cindy, of course, deserves no part of those words. But, decided I will not mess with her writing or catharsis…~Kimberly“Good Riddance Attention Whore” 
by Cindy Sheehan 

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. 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 deemed a radical because I believe that partisan politics should be left to the wayside when hundreds of thousands of people are dying for a war based on lies that is supported by Democrats and Republican alike. It amazes me that people who are sharp on the issues and can zero in like a laser beam on lies, misrepresentations, and political expediency when it comes to one party refuse to recognize it in their own party. Blind party loyalty is dangerous whatever side it occurs on. People of the world look on us Americans as jokes because we allow our political leaders so much murderous latitude and if we don’t find alternatives to this corrupt “two” party system our Representative Republic will die and be replaced with what we are rapidly descending into with nary a check or balance: a fascist corporate wasteland. I am demonized because I don’t see party affiliation or nationality when I look at a person, I see that person’s heart. If someone looks, dresses, acts, talks and votes like a Republican, then why do they deserve support just because he/she calls him/herself a Democrat?

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Austin Sheehan, who was KIA in Iraq on 04/04/04. She is a co-founder and President of Gold Star Families for Peace and the author of two books: Not One More Mother’s Child and Dear President Bush. She is currently on Day 12 of the Troops Home Fast.

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