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. She said her son died for nothing.
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."