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Sheehan’s Withdrawal Strategy

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has given her letter of resignation to the Daily Kos. Citing frustration with 'BushCo' as well as the peace movement, she's renounced partisianism, the Democratic Congress and put Camp Casey up for sale. She has relinquished … Read More

By / May 29, 2007

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan has given her letter of resignation to the Daily Kos. Citing frustration with 'BushCo' as well as the peace movement, she's renounced partisianism, the Democratic Congress and put Camp Casey up for sale. She has relinquished her role as the "face" of the anti-war movement.

Sheehan claims in her letter that she sees only a "person's heart," not "party affiliation or nationality," which is bizarre because at the core of her argument is the belief that the continuing death of 'our' boys should come to an end. Fair enough–any decent person should share in that hope. But almost every assessment of Iraq's current dilemma–even by NGOs and human rights organizations–has shown that abandoning Iraq would likely lead to a worsening of the current humanitarian crisis. So what about 'their' boys, girls, women, and men who suffer at the hands of saboteurs who will murder anyone in order to prevent the success of democracy in Iraq?

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