"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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Turn It Into Hate  

Posted by howard in nyc

The Chairman, Graham Parker, wrote a songs years ago that i thought of tonight.

Since OBL attacked the US on 9/11 (his third successful attack on Americans), ten years have passed.  20,000 Americans under arms have been killed or wounded.  Despite the fact that Iraq dictator Saadam Hussein hated bin Laden more than Americans, and despite the fact that Iraq had absolutely zero to do with OBL and Al Qaaida, about 500,000 Iraqi's have died.  Several thousand civilians in other countries also dead.  Roughly $1 trillion dollars have been spent.  Wars have begun and continue in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan and Libya.  Significant civil freedoms and privacy rights have been lost at home.  And we are not finished paying the cost for getting the murderer bin Laden.

The triumphalism of this evening and what is sure to flow the next few days leaves me fucking cold.  OBL is dead.  But, adding up the cost, we lost this fucking battle.  We has met the enemy, and he is us.

The jug heads hit the city from every country round the globe
The ships pulled in the drinks were free the ticker tape came out in rolls
I was sitting in a bar watching this on TV
To me it looked like a failure but they called it victory
Well if you can sleep at night go ahead that's great
You're just dreaming anyway if you don't get irate
Come on turn it into hate 
Turn it into hate


Anonymous   says 5/02/2011 12:37 AM

Amen Brother.

Turns me cold......................

Absolutely, positively, true.

And sad, oh, so, sad.

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