Cindy Sheehan Resigns As Protest Leader

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- You may have seen the last of Cindy Sheehan.

The anti-war protest leader tells The Associated Press that she's disillusioned with America, the anti-war movement and entire political system -- and that she's done serving as the public face of the anti-war effort.

The mother of a fallen soldier says she's leaving Crawford, Texas -- where she's led protests outside President Bush's ranch -- and she's going home to California to try to lead a "normal" life.

Sheehan's son Casey was killed in an ambush in Baghdad. She sparked a grass roots peace movement after camping outside the ranch in 2005, asking to speak with the president about her son's death.

She writes in an on-line diary that on Memorial Day, she concluded that her son died for no reason.

She says, in her words, "Casey died for a country which cares more about who will be the next American Idol than how many people will be killed in the next few months while Democrats and Republicans play politics with human lives."


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