Cindy Sheehan has become who she always was: silent. Her silence now is official. Before, her silence was heard in every media form. She spoke, and she was recorded, but no one listened except those who already agreed with her. This makes the sum of her words equivalent to silence.
Some say she started the antiwar movement... except those people who have been working tireless in the antiwar movement.
Protesting is a lost art. It used to make a difference. Sheehan, a naive woman manipulated to be a voice beyond what she could intellectually handle, became the laughing stock in the antiwar movement.
Her son did not die in vain, but for things he, unlike his mother, believed in.
Credible, articulate arguments against being Iraq are being touted by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others, but, just as a born again Christian have embarrassing and questionable adherents like Benny Hinn, Democrats and other liberally-minded folks had Cindy Sheehan. Ostensibly, they agreed with her, but Sheehan's efforts became a circus side show.
She was not activist. Her agenda was emotionally driven, not driven by hard issues and philosophical resolve. She became just another Rosie O'Donnell.