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This was written by request (or "on a dare"). It is, sadly, historically accurate. I lack the skills to provide the requested accompanying artwork. Imagine.

* * *

It was twenty-some years ago today
envoy Rumsfeld taught Saddam to play
If he would just refrain from gassing Kurds
he could ignore our Congressí harshest words
So may I introduce to you
bad actors for so many years,
SecDef Rumseldís unduly upbeat band!

Weíre SecDef Rumseldís unduly upbeat band
We hope you will believe our show
We found Saddam Hussein a useful thug
but now his time has come to go
Weíre the New American Century, appointed wholesale senselessly,
SecDef Rumsfeldís unduly upbeat band!

Itís fate that we should be here
Itís obviously Godís will
Youíre such a gullible audience we hope to win your vote for us
or if not the Supreme Courtís

Our nation must sustain a blow
for transformation to receive a Ďgoí
so we silenced any voice to warn
of that terrible September morní
So may I introduce to you
the one and only Saddam Hussein
and SecDef Rumsfeldís unduly upbeat band!


What would you think if I gassed a few Kurds?
Would you withdraw your support from me?
Give me big bombs I can drop on Iran
and Iíll speak with Chemical Ali

I fight Iran with a little help from my friends
I quash dissent with a little help from my friends
I kill Shiites with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my friends turn on me?
(Were you mad when you invaded Kuwait?)
I must have threatened your rich Saudi friends
(Perhaps our message was ambiguous and late)
I can thrive without help from such friendsÖ

Do you need anybody?
Iíve got some bodies to hide
Could it be anybody?
Youíve got some secrets to hide
Iíve gotta hide in a hole from my friendsÖ

Would you believe that an ally can turn?
Yes, Iím certain that it happens all the time
What do you hear in the darkness of night?
I wonít say, but the screams arenít mine

Do you have any weapons?
Iíve got no weapons to hide
There must be some weapons
Iíve got no weapons to hide

I get deposed with a little help from my friends
Overthrown with a little help from my friends
With a little help from my friends

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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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The following comments are for "SecDef Rumsfeld's Unduly Upbeat Band"
by drsoos

Ringo Lives
soos- "Yelp!".."I'm Going To Drill Your Land"..

Possibilities are endless..

Big fun..

Robert William, aka Bobby7L

( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: November 14, 2005 )

You Rock My World
You know just how to cheer a feller up, Soos!

( Posted by: Viper9 [Member] On: November 14, 2005 )

Let the beat go on...
Oh yeah. Educational, as ever. Knew you wouldn't disappoint! The dark, dark underbelly of this one is masterful ('Our nation must sustain a blow'...'Do you need anybody?').

Y'know, you should send these to the BBC 'Now Show'. Or perhaps you already do. (It has, I suppose, been amply demonstrated that we haven't the first idea who anyone 'really' is around here!)
Either way, a joy.
Oh and... imaginin'...

( Posted by: MobiusSoul [Member] On: November 14, 2005 )

Getting better all the time?


My lyrically implied assertion that the gross negligence of the current Bush administration was intentional rather than due to incompetence is supported solely by circumstantial evidence (stronger in my opinion than the case for Saddam's WMD's) at this time. Therefore it is premature for me to label that portion as "historically accurate".

Either way, they suck.

I forgot about Condi! I will leave that for another, but I will suggest a start:

Bush adores you...

I thought about the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", but none of the words need changing.

As always but more so, thanks for reading and commenting. I thought I would get this correction in before this got read, let alone commented upon.



( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: November 14, 2005 )

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