What are we doing there?
by Mark Robinett

On 9/11 when Al Qaeda attacked,
George W sat. . .and sat. . .and sat.
When he was told something had to be done,
He flew to Nebraska, not to Washington.
He vowed revenge when he got back,
Then turned his thoughts to Iraq.

And it's one-two-three, what are we dying for?
Is it really WMD?
Or to give Iraq democracy?
Or is it five-six-seven just to settle an old score?
Or are we sending kids to war
To make Halliburton's profits soar?

He grabbed a bullhorn and he started to shout:
"The whole world will hear you," and, "We'll smoke 'em out."
"You've heard the saying 'Alive or Dead.'
I'll bring you a platter with Osama's head."
--"But wait. Let's cut Osama some slack.
I'd rather invade Iraq."

And it's one-two-three, what are we dying for?
Is it really WMD?
Or to give Iraq democracy?
Or is it five-six-seven to improve Iraqi life?
Then why are they so valuable
While we are so expendable?

"Mission Accomplished" the banner read.
But every week, there's more Americans dead.
You won't see their coffins, you won't hear their names,
George wants you to think it's a video game
Where Americans don't really die:
Press a button and they'll come back to life.

And it's one-two-three, what are we dying for?
Is it really WMD?
Or to give Iraq democracy?
Or is it five-six-seven something else entirely?
So many choices, take your pick.
One of them is bound to stick.

Yes, Saddam Hussein was a loathsome man:
A threat to his own people and Iran.
A threat to those in the Middle East.
You could honestly say the man was a beast.
And yet no one can truly say
He was a threat to the USA.

And it's one-two-three, what are we dying for?
Is it really WMD?
Or to give Iraq democracy?
Or is it five-six-seven to take out an evil man?
If so, there's lots of bad guys left
Please tell us, Mr. Bush, who's next.


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Copyright © 2007 - Mark Robinett
Published: 10/4/07   ·  Author's Page   ·  Next Poem