WASHINGTON (FMLiveWire) -- Antiwar heroine Cindy Sheehan has quit the pro-war Democratic Party in an open letter to Congress of May 26.
Sheehan condemned the capitulation of the Congressional Democrats last week in approving an additional $100 billion to fund the Republican oil wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
She wrote to the Democrats that the money "is a moral abomination and every second the occupation of Iraq endures, you all have more blood on your hands."
Sheehan's 24 year old son Casey died in Iraq in April 2004 while serving as George Bush's cannon fodder, prompting her to establish "Camp Casey" near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas in August 2005 in protest against his war.
Sheehan now asks House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, "How many more of our children will have to be killed and how much more of Iraq will have to be demolished?"
"With almost 700,000 Iraqis dead and four million refugees (which the US refuses to admit), how could it get worse?" she asked. "Well, it is getting worse and it can get much worse thanks to your complicity."
Sheehan notes that the Democrats have condemned many more soldiers to be "wasted for your political greed: Thousands of broken hearts because of your cowardice and avarice. How can you even go to sleep at night or look at yourselves in a mirror? How do you put behind you the screaming mothers on both sides of the conflict? How does the agony you have created escape you? It will never escape me...I can't run far enough or hide well enough to get away from it."
"Congratulations Congress, you have bought yourself a few more months of an illegal and immoral bloodbath," she continued. "It used to be George Bush's war. You could have ended it honorably. Now it is yours and you all will descend into calumnious history with BushCo."
For her honesty, Sheehan is now under attack by the Democratic Party and the liberal left.
She points out that "I was the darling of the so-called left as long as I limited my protests to George Bush and the Republican Party...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."
Sheehan added, "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."
With her letter, she also resigned from the American anti-war movement, but stated that she will never give up "trying to help people in the world who are harmed by the empire of the good old US of A, but I am finished working in, or outside of this system. This system forcefully resists being helped and eats up the people who try to help it. I am getting out before it totally consumes me or any more people that I love and the rest of my resources."
--Copyright Felix Minderbinder Live Wire