Logic of War
A group of Bush Sr's US-armed
fundamentalist freedom fighters
to our own founding fathers
have become Bush Jr's evildoers
who need to
be smoked from their caves--
and the National Review philosophers
postmodern theory has wrecked
planet with relativism?
How come if we stop shopping
But if we create a million starving refugees
terrorists haven't won?
Because the World Trade Center was attacked
any Bush-initiated response is considered beyond reproach.
Locked in the
language of war, it's impossible
find another way out.
We are fighting to preserve freedom
cause so important almost no dissent
Where's the discussion in mainstream press whether
intelligence, freezing assets, police action arrests
plus a more democratic
egalitarian foreign policy
have been more appropriate
effective in the long term
Although a person's terrorist links may be as-yet unproven
he or she
may be denied a civilian trial
given a military tribunal exclusively for terrorists
at the sole discretion of one who stole highest office
the help of five civilian judges.
A 15,000-pound bomb is called
a daisy cutter
Every day ticker tape moves across bottom
updating the latest estimate of WTC missing
hovering around 3,000.
Each day NY Times features an obit page
individualized moving stories
victims of 9/11's inexcusable horror.
Through tragedy described on personal
are learning the preciousness
Each Human Life.
Bin Laden on videotape gloats heinously
high American civilian death counts
calls blessed terror
Every day we are learning which human lives
precious to whom.
A New Hampshire professor has completed a study
over 3,700 Afghan civilian deaths
Not a single mainstream NY paper or TV station
this study or derives
Each week I see one or two articles on the web
starving freezing refugees
to flee the bombing
300,000 shivering in Maslakh, 100 dying each night,
buried in Dehdadi, mostly kids
from small size of burial plots.
The Pentagon says it is pointless to
Every day we are learning that the value
human life is relative
how many steps removed one feels
from the dead one's relatives.
On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly says Afghans
Does anyone remember Vietnam?
terror of the Nicaraguan Contras?
Unita? Latin American death squads?
Thankfully, no other country's military
or my friends for those.
Didn't the U.S. Cold War government help create
tunnel training camps
which Afghans are being bombed?
One of these centuries leaders on all sides
leave the gods and people out of it.
Our newest ally Pakistan supports
that have stormed India's parliamentary gates.
The U.S. sensibly
urges India to show restraint.
Those who remained in cities & survived--celebrate.
In a refugee camp, a mob has beaten Robert Fisk,
only major Western journalist
against massive bombing
because he looked Western & didn't speak their language
& his driver
looked like George Bush.
I protested the war as a risky gamble with millions
but am quite happy to watch the fascist Taliban flee,
& women walking Kabul's streets w/o burkas.
idiot wouldn't realize terror attacks
would be a gift to the American Right
as well as mass murder untold sentient beings?
If the terrorists attacked
don't like our individual freedoms--
then by supporting the president
all his foreign & domestic policies
don't we let the terrorists win?
now, we are teaching the terrorists a clear lesson
that you don't solve your
gripes with bombs
unless you're the world's sole superpower.