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What's Going Down in Iraq?

Why Bush keeps getting the shaft.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
September 22, 2006

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What's Going Down in Iraq?
An elevator captain's voice
announces "Going up!"
But in Baghdad what's on the rise
is anything corrupt.

It's not an escalator found
in some department store.
What escalates both day and night
is conflict in that war.

"Let's cut and run! Let"s leave Iraq!"
Those words make Sunnis laugh.
Whoever says we'd best get out,
gives freedom's chance the shaft.

It's time we gave our troops abroad
an unexpected gift.
To let them know we're proud they're there
would give them all a lift.

Don't take your cues from those who call
our President a clown.
Instead, consult those in the know.
Ask them, "What's going down?"

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IdaLynn Wenhold from Naperville IL writes:
September 23, 2006
Greg is so insightful - and puts those gems of wisdom in everday poetic words. Many thanks to The Partial Observer for sharing his gift with the public.

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