Cindy Sheehan, media anti-war darling and communist sympathizer, surrendered yesterday to being the spokesperson for the anti-war movement.
In her piece titled "Good Riddance Attention Whore, Cindy lays out the reasons for fading off to the background.
I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes.
It's pretty apparent to me that the surrender of Cindy to the anti-war cause only buttresses the argument as to why we need to finish the job in Iraq.
You see, serious adults on a mission don't "quit" when there is work to be done. It's why I can have some respect for people who have been consistently anti-war, but have absolutely no respect and actually, some out right hatred, for people that want to use this war for political gain (see John Kerry, Hilary Clinton, et. al). It puts our troops at serious risk when the enemy can spot political weakness and will.
Also, serious adults don't fly to Venezuela for photo ops with Hugo Chavez just to stick one in the eye of our president. What do Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro have to do with anything related to the war?
Her piece is appropriately titled... She decided to allow herself to be whored by a lot ideologues that wanted to hide behind her beliefs until it looked safe to "come out". Now that the dirt has hit the fan, you see lot's of people scurrying back in the cracks of their political walls.
Adults understand there is work to be done. They also "get" that once you step out on that limb someone may saw it off, likely by someone you think you can trust.
Her ending soliloquy
Good-bye America ...you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can’t make you be that country unless you want it.You know the best thing about our country? If you hate it as much as Cindy does, you're more than welcome to leave... Maybe you can move to that paradise run by Hugo Chavez. Look at the picture, every one gets a state sponsored shower.
Good riddance to Cindy.