Happy Independence Day, Daddy
Posted July 4, 2004 thepeoplesvoice.org
By: Daniel Patrick Welch
In honor of the US 'handover' of Iraq --to
George's Dad's oil buddies!
Oh beautiful for "sovereignty"
Where we pull all the strings
Our armies back our chosen spy
Just see what freedom brings!
Impose its will on thee
'til all concede or else they'll bleed
for all eternity
Oh beautiful for interims
Where we impose the laws
With war crimes pacts and oil contracts
Relieved of all their flaws
God smite our raghead foe
An iron fist to terrorist!
And all who dare say no
Oh beautiful revenge on him
Who tried to kill your Dad
Who sold him those munitions grim
And weapons by the scad
The Big Lie be your friend
With armies' might, pursue your right
To Empire without end
Oh beautiful for nations bought
Like pearls upon a strand
Where liberating army sought
Our oil beneath their sand
May no one bar thy way
Old Glory waves o'er all your knaves
On "independence" day!
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Greenhouse School. Links to his website are appreciated at danielpwelch.com.
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