Sad news yesterday when it was reported Cindy Sheehan was taking leave of the antiwar movement. Despite all the popularity she’d achieved in the war against the war, Sheehan claims the non-responsive Democrats in Congress after the mid-term elections last fall tipped the scales.
In her postings on the liberal online Daily Kos, Sheehan wrote the Iraqi war peace movement “often puts personal egos above peace and human life.” She became involved with the antiwar crowd following the death of her 24-year-old son, Casey, in April 2004 during a firefight near Baghdad. And now she’s come to a sad conclusion Casey “did indeed die for nothing.”
Sheehan then founded the Gold Star Families for Peace. She achieved national attention in August 2005 when she held a vigil outside Decider George’s shit-kicker’s ranch in Crawford, Tex. Decider George ignored her then, but the asshole probably was crying with delight yesterday with her announcement.
Beyond the horrific war, Sheehan wrote the US has become “a fascist corporate wasteland” and she is not going home to return being a full-time mother to her surviving children. She not only lost her son, she lost a husband and amassed a pile of medical bills.
“I am going to take whatever I have left and go home,” she wrote. The horrible part is that Sheehan has finally reached the end-point when hope against hope the nit-wits, assholes and hair-brains that started this shit in Iraq would end it, but it is not going to be.
“I will try to maintain and nuture some 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.”
Apparently, Sheehan indeed chose the right word: Mendacious also means lying, deceitful; given to or marked by deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of the truth. Decider George, Dufus Dick Chaney, Wolfman, Pappa Don Rumsfeld, and a host of other brain-dead assholes are, and always have been, “mendacious” to the freaking max.
DeDe Miller, Sheehan’s sister, told CNN Cindy’s online letter was emotional. “She cried for quite a bit after writing it,” Miller said.
Anyone with any sense of decency and a fright for the future should cry after reading it.