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A Poem For George Bush (Free verse) by Edna Sweetlove
Dedicated to Mr G.W.Bush c/o The White House Washington DC USA A few words to thank you for invading our land: Thank you for getting rid of that Saddam Hussein (So sad you found none of the weapons you sold him) Thank you for killing off thousands of our women And maiming thousand upon countless thousand more With your illegal chemical weapons and bombs. We loved our recent democratic elections Even more than the corrupt interim regime Set up to supervise all the devastation Caused by your nice marauding psychopathic troops. And we know it's nothing at all to do with oil Or diverting attention from domestic problems. Now that summer is a coming in we're so pleased That the electric supplies are working so well So we can enjoy nice luke-warm coca cola As we swelter underneath the warm desert sun. But we are so pleased the US army bases Have their air conditioning in tip-top order. So eagerly are we all now looking forward To the thrilling civil war due to start quite soon; You see, it will be an exciting four-way fight: Sunnis vs. Shias vs. Kurds vs. the invaders. Except you'll find some excuse to pull out Just in time before the body count gets too high. We also want to thank your British lapdog, Blair, And do console him that he will be out on his neck, Reputation ruined, thanks to his warlike stance. But every cloud has its silver lining, so reflect: America stands loathed worldwide, even by its friends, As your hegemony draws to its inevitable end. From Al-i-Baba (On behalf of the bloodstained Iraqi people)


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Posted: July 30, 2006 11:50 AM PDT; Last modified: July 30, 2006 11:50 AM PDT
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[7] Dovina @ 12.72.43.47 | 30-Jul-06/3:54 PM | Reply
One of many Bush-war-slams these days. The unusual thing about this one is "chemical weapons." Just how do you mean that?
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 81.178.69.4 > Dovina | 3-Aug-06/4:39 PM | Reply
Chemical weapons are those funny things which nice military people send over to their enemies; you know, poison gas and stuff like that. And guess who sold them to Saddam. Yep! Uncle Sam-stein.
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ 81.151.149.27 > Edna Sweetlove | 8-Aug-06/4:49 PM | Reply
Hmm, so Uncle Sam sold weapons to Saddam. It always surprises me when people use this (usually in combination with the photograph of Rumsfeld shaking hands with the Moustache itself) as an argument against regime change in Iraq. It seems to me that one of the most radical aspects of recent American foreign policy is how it is beginning to spell a break from the old model of propping up dictatorships whenever it seems convenient. It was that kind of short-termist realpolitik which led to the infamous Rumsfeld-Hussein Kodak Moment. If the idea of America selling weapons to Saddam is undesirable (and it is), then I'd have thought it at least slightly pleasing that we've now tossed the scoundrel in jail, and are at least trying to pursue a long term political solution to the Iraqi problem.

Your gloating over the prospect of civil war is equally surprising, particularly when the coalition's enemy in Iraq - the insurgency - has openly declared that they want to foment a civil war between Sunnis and Shia. That's why they blow up mosques and fire rockets into crowds of pilgrims. I'll grant there's an argument to be made about whether or not the presence of foreign troops in Iraq makes the situation worse for ordinary Iraqis. It's not a strong enough argument to dissuade me from supporting regime change, but it is at least an argument I can respect. But when you post five verses about the plight of the Iraqi people, spend the entire time spouting Michael Moorisms, AND DON'T DIRECT A SINGLE WORD OF CRITICSM TOWARDS THE INSURGENCY, it makes me think that you're not so much anti-war, as pathologically anti-American. In future, if you want something to blame for the sectarian strife in Iraq, blame more than 20 years under brutal dictatorship, rather than our overdue attempts, against considerable odds, to rectify the situation.
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 9-Aug-06/6:40 AM | Reply
I wouldn't mind seeing Rumsfeld sharing a cell with him seeing that he's the one most accountable for the unexpectedly large losses of US soldiers. That man couldn't plan a pillow fight.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 81.178.76.60 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 10-Aug-06/7:08 AM | Reply
Dear Dark Angel,

You strike me as being a totally brain-washed piece of US garbage. Kindly do not communicate with your betters again.
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ 81.151.149.27 > Edna Sweetlove | 10-Aug-06/4:39 PM | Reply
Brain-washed? I'm the one who's playing the contrarian here, not you. Ask any dullard on the street what they think about Iraq and they'll say "Blah blah WMD blah blah OIL blah blah HALIBURTON blah blah CIVIL WAR blah blah BUSH'S POODLE". I'm not saying everything is perfect in Iraq. I'm not saying people who disagree with regime change are stupid. I'm saying you're stupid. You aren't thinking for yourself. Your arguments are completely the first thing you hear from a concerned mother on Richard and Judy. They're utterly skin deep, utterly short-sighted, and utterly ignorant of the contradictions on BOTH sides of the fence.

Consider Iraq as it was before the invasion. Plot its future in a world where nobody intervenes. Is it a bloodless path? Is it a path that leads closer to a long term solution to the problem? Is it a path that leads nowhere? When Saddam dies, who fills the vacuum? A democratic, federal government? A Zarqawi clone? Saddam's sons? Mother Teresa II? Bill Cosby? The coalition invades, innocent people die. The coalition ignores Iraq, innocent people die. What would you do?
[9] MacFrantic @ 172.192.126.180 | 31-Jul-06/1:09 PM | Reply
Good rant. Good ol free speech.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 81.178.69.4 > MacFrantic | 3-Aug-06/4:40 PM | Reply
Thank you Mac. It's not a rant. It's horribly true.
[8] Mr Pig @ 86.137.20.84 | 2-Aug-06/7:57 AM | Reply
ding dong old chap
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 | 2-Aug-06/2:58 PM | Reply
It was reported that "Angola became the top source of crude imports to oil-hungry China last month, replacing Saudi Arabia as its main supplier"
This is why GWB considers Iraq a success.

The weapons of mass distruction are in China and Saudi Arabia is a main supplier of oil to them. Just in case you were wondering why we're really in the middle east.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 81.178.69.4 > ALChemy | 3-Aug-06/4:41 PM | Reply
No one with a brain in his or her head wonders why the USA is sticking its evil head into the Middle East cauldron. However (to mix metaphors) the birds may come home to roost and crap upon the USA in terms of 9/11 part 2.
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 > Edna Sweetlove | 4-Aug-06/6:41 PM | Reply
Then why is it that nobody seems to mention such things in their poems. All we ever get is bleeding hearts saying oh those poor Iraq people who danced in the street with joy on 9/11 and during the London bombings. Here's a newsflash: Countries do evil things to each other all the time. Why is it you wine more about our country more than yours? Americans never complain alot about any other country than their own. Maybe you just secretly want to be American.
That's the stupidest metaphor mixed or not that I've ever heard.
[7] Dovina @ 12.72.36.48 > ALChemy | 5-Aug-06/8:36 AM | Reply
To answer your question, we do not write poems about the atrocities of radical Islam because we are all bleeding liberals who oppose Bush. To say that they are scum in need of obliteration is simply not politically correct. To say that it’s likely we have to kill ten innocent people in order to kill one scumbag is simply not acceptable. In my poem, should I write one, the number would be 100. it’s the way war has always gone.
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 > Dovina | 9-Aug-06/6:33 AM | Reply
No, my question was how come no one seems to point out that we're there for the same reason Rome, England, and Russia were there to name a few, because the middle east is the trading post of the world. It's the center of three major religions. If you control the middle east almost everyone has to deal with you at some point. If you really want peace in the middle east then pray all these radical religious murderous groups are squashed into oblivion. Maybe then the real civilized people of the middle east can reign and peoples life expectancy will go into the retirement age. Can Bush just come out and say we're also there to block off China and Russia and monitor everything that passes through the middle east because we want to be in control of the global economy? No, of course he can't say that. That might cause WWIII. Remember, you wouldn't be living where you're living if it wasn't for one civilisation invading another and taking control of the place. I'm not reading much about the radical atrocities in Africa or Asia so why is that?. Maybe is it because Bush hasn't taken part in any of it yet? Maybe it is.
[0] Enkidu @ 172.191.51.24 | 3-Aug-06/4:44 PM | Reply
from Mac, Enk, and D. to you, Edna, this comes with love.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 81.179.69.2 > Enkidu | 4-Aug-06/12:26 PM | Reply
Thank you, dear multiple personality nerd.
[10] Engelbert Humpalot @ 194.154.22.54 | 10-Aug-06/10:08 AM | Reply
You could do a similar one for that repulsive Condo Rice. She makes me puke.
That's racist.
Don't talk bollocks, how is saying Rice is repulsive racist? She is repulsive because she's s lying fart, not because she's black. You're the one who's racist for even dreaming of it. Mongo.
She isn't 'black' -- she's African American. You're just getting yourself into even more trouble by not offering a full retraction. We've had problems with racism on poemeranker before. Fortunately, after realising that they've been racist, previous offenders have apologised and revised their remarks accordingly. It would be helpful, not to say courteous, if you'd do the same. Thank you.
[7] Dovina @ 12.72.35.80 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 14-Aug-06/5:45 PM | Reply
Yes, and we realize that sufficient time has not elapsed for a proper retraction to be composed for the following:

“For hundreds of years Man has tried to tame the Negro, but in all that time only one Negro can be said to have been fully domesticated, and that was Bill Cosby. Since then, Negroes have laid their eggs all over America, and where once a single Man, whipping for 24 hours a day, was enough to curb their beastly urges, Townsfolk now need to employ fifty such Men, each of them whipping furiously, drenched in sweat, and unable to adjust their Wellingtons. Eventually, they die of exposure. It is true, a Man may befriend a Negro, but that is simpy because the Negro is trying to lure the Man back to its burrow so it can make him watch Sidney Poitier films. Quite frankly, the 'doubt and reluctance' we all feel when approaching Negroes is the only thing stopping us from spouting afros and covering ourselves in ridiculous gold trinklets.” http://poemranker.com/poem-details.jsp?id=124271
[0] Stephen Robins @ 213.146.148.199 > Dovina | 15-Aug-06/4:16 AM | Reply
That comment remains the benchmark by which all others fail.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 85.210.244.106 > Stephen Robins | 16-Aug-06/10:55 AM | Reply
I wonder who wrote that amusing quotation? Let me hazard a guess. Dark Angel?
[n/a] -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. @ 66.108.184.20 > Dovina | 24-Aug-06/2:52 PM | Reply
Clearly not content with mere plagiarism (having reproduced my comment without permission), you have taken it upon yourself to deliberately misrepresent my position by posting my remarks out of context. I have nothing to apologise for, least of all to you.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 85.210.222.168 > -=Dark_Angel=-, P.I. | 15-Aug-06/12:15 PM | Reply
Dear Dark Angel, You are talking total bilge. Rice is a black woman. The term "Afro-American" is just plain stupid, but not as stupid as saying "African-American". I am not aware she was born in Africa. These silly PC terms are futile rubbish.

There is nothing wrong with being a black woman. This is the term used in Britain and is the correct one. Exactly the same as calling Bush a white man. What is wrong is being a lack of Bush and a hypocrite. That is what Rice is. The Lebanese quite rightly told her to bugger off. And if I were unfortunate enough to meet either her or Bush that is what I would say too.
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 > Edna Sweetlove | 16-Aug-06/7:17 AM | Reply
Rice is not black. It's brown or white and eaten by those Commie ching chongs. As far as colored people go the only correct way to refer to them is "colored" as all people are quite colorful. Except of course albinos but does anyone lynch albinos? Noooooo, there just soooo special aren't they? I say string those damn albinos up before they take away our jobs and impregnate our daughters. All in favor say AYE.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 85.210.244.106 > ALChemy | 16-Aug-06/10:51 AM | Reply
Albinos have always been a problem. They are not a race so it is by definition not racist to deride them. Also gingers. Have you ever seen a ginger naked? Oh God.

There is a Lithuanian proverb,
"Kairi, zvairi, ir rudaki
Mesk i vandeni kad paskestu."

Edna translates this as...
"Left-handers, cross-eyed squinters and ginger-hairs,
Throw them into the water
And let them drown."

This is true.
[0] ALChemy @ 71.75.188.163 > Edna Sweetlove | 17-Aug-06/8:44 AM | Reply
If true whites aren't a race than how can blacks be?
[10] Engelbert Humpalot @ 194.154.22.38 > ALChemy | 17-Aug-06/9:30 AM | Reply
Coondy Rice ain't black? Must be the contrast knob on my telly at fault then.
[n/a] zodiac @ 152.18.29.24 > Edna Sweetlove | 27-Aug-06/7:09 AM | Reply
You are insane. You have no idea what you're talking about.

Incidentally, by no transliteration system in the world is it correct to write Ali Baba with hyphens. Especially not with two hyphens, as the word "Ali" in Arabic means 'big' or 'high' and the word 'Baba' means 'daddy'. But hey, way to speak for an entire people you have no real idea about! Nice!
[0] leonxic @ 70.244.48.17 | 12-Aug-06/5:33 PM | Reply
This looks just like some bullshit that someone would forward to my email (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was) as if this is news. I know all this shit already, and writing it in the form of emotional guilt-tripping garbage doesn't make it anything more than exactly that. 0.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 85.210.244.106 > leonxic | 16-Aug-06/10:52 AM | Reply
Up yours.
[0] Stephen Robins @ 213.146.148.199 | 14-Aug-06/8:59 AM | Reply
What complete and utter bilge.
[n/a] Edna Sweetlove @ 85.210.244.106 > Stephen Robins | 16-Aug-06/10:52 AM | Reply
Up yours too.
[10] Sing4Jesus! @ 87.80.134.60 | 23-Aug-06/9:43 AM | Reply
Jesus farts for you!
[10] nypoet22 @ 65.10.104.91 | 8-Oct-06/9:49 AM | Reply
in truth i don't think this is a particularly good poem, but i do love the way you managed to raise the ire of everyone in shouting distance and expose hypocrisy wherever it might lie. that's an enviable talent, and it's on that accomplishment i'm grading you. i'm really not against war, perhaps not even against pre-emptive war under certain circumstances, but anyone with even a nursery school education should have been able to see the probable outcome of a hastily planned, domestically motivated, essentially unilateral iraq conflict.
[5] Hostileintent @ 83.71.96.67 | 14-Oct-06/4:28 AM | Reply
edna talking crap again. free speech is cool, but thats more like an article in the paper than a poem. it don't deserve its ratings
[0] deleted user @ 65.175.177.241 | 8-Mar-07/9:21 AM | Reply
terrific
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