Cindy Sheehan announced today that she is out of steam. The mother of a fallen solider who became the face of war opposition says that she’s walking away from the peace movement because of a lack of support from Democratic leaders and a lack of movement from the establishment.

She wrote that she is disillusioned by the failure of Democratic politicians to bring the unpopular war to an end and tired of a peace movement she said “often puts personal egos above peace and human life.”

“I will try to maintain and nurture some very positive relationships that I have found in the journey that I was forced into when Casey died and try to repair some of the ones that have fallen apart since I began this single-minded crusade to try and change a paradigm that is now, I am afraid, carved in immovable, unbendable and rigidly mendacious marble.”