Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rummy's Player

In "honor" of the tenth anniversary of "Shock and Awe," here's a little ditty I wrote back in early 2003.


He are a drunken driver with a silver spoon
his Junker father spat into his tomcat mouth
(they is an old-time family founded on appointments,
an oily bunch of skull-and-boney schoolyard bullies).

He are no self-made man, no rocket scientist,
but just a five-to-four minority pretender,
a spastic spoiler of subject-verb agreement,
a legacy admission threatening to use

tactical atomic weapons to destroy
reinforced Iraqi bunkers underground. 


When you hear the Serious People all agreeing about something, whether it's a war in Iraq or Iran, a "debt crisis," or the impending doom of Social Security—BEWARE.


And Rummy still can't admit he was wrong:


Ed Baker said...

Rumsfeld should be tried in the Hague for war crimes!

Andrew Shields said...

That would be the only way that he and his ilk might ever be held accountable, given that the US elite has managed to make "liberty and justice for all" into "liberty and justice for some," as Glenn Greenwald's book title puts it.