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Thread #93009   Message #1784417
Posted By: Peace
15-Jul-06 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
Subject: RE: BS: Bush's *Big Stick* Foriegn Policy...
I wrote this a few days back. (Not trying to 'push' the song because I didn't write it with that end in mind, BTW.) IMO, three things have to happen, ASAP.

1) The US has to turn its Iraq stuff over to an International Peacekeeping Force

2) Bush has to be impeached

3) Congress has to grow some, uh, has to find its purpose, which is to represent the American people (not just the American rich people and corporations) and preserve The Constitution (given that the Executive branch of government seems to want to use it in ways never intended by the writers of the original document)

4) Americans have to use their collective voice, because protest ain't dead, but it has been on one helluva long vacation


The Voice

I seek the voice of honesty,
Tell me where you are tonight;
Seven children killed today,
Who never should have gone to play,
Fathers hold their tears at bay,
A mother's son is on his way,
In Arlington they'll dig the grave,
And Mr Bush has this to say:
"We're here to set things right!"
I seek the voice of honesty tonight.

I seek the voice of honesty,
Tell me where you are tonight;
Neo-cons make cauldrons roil,
They light the fires and watch them boil,
Mr Bush sends troops to toil,
To kill, to die on foreign soil,
In a phony war, the perfect foil,
For friends of his who want the oil:
"We're here to set things right!"
I seek the voice of honesty tonight.

I seek the voice of honesty,
Tell me where you are tonight;
Machines of death take to the sky,
Civilians have no place to hide,
From weapons held by either side,
The sunset brings tears to my eye,
In words so crass, so smug, so snide,
Mr Bush with the age-old lie:
"We're here to set things right!"
I seek the voice of honesty tonight.

I seek the voice of honesty,
Tell me where you are tonight;
The television screens so clear,
Put lots of spin on what we hear,
With platitudes we hold so dear,
Truth really never does appear,
George Orwell got it right I fear,
And Mr Bush can't hide the sneer:
"We're here to set things right!"
I seek the voice of honesty tonight.