Cindy Sheehan said Sunday she plans to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unless Pelosi introduces articles of impeachment against President Bush.
Sheehan said she'll run against the San Francisco Democrat in 2008 as an independent if Pelosi doesn't seek impeachment by July 23. That's when Sheehan and supporters arrive in Washington, D.C., after a 13-day tour from the site of their Iraq war protest in Texas.
"Democrats and Americans feel betrayed by the Democratic leadership," Sheehan said. "We hired them to bring an end to the war. ... I would give her a run for her money."
In response, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly wrote in an e-mail to AP, ''July will be a month of action in Congress to end the war, including a vote to redeploy our troops by next spring."
Her sense is that the Democratic leaders have betrayed the Democratic Party. Indeed, America has become a country where her leaders feel that it is their right to attack and invade other countries. Our children are brought up thinking that it's OK.
We need leaders on both sides who will use diplomacy rather than force. The British, the French, and other colonial countries in Europe eventually learned this. We should do likewise, or else we will go the way of ancient Rome, instead of modern Europe.