Friday, September 23, 2005

pomes of buddy don: War's Welfare Must End

War's Welfare Must End

When it came to welfare reform we said
to subsidize our poor is wrong. Instead
we must make sure that our poor understand
that they on their own must learn how to stand.

And yet when it comes to our Iraqi friends
our fear for their safety somehow transcends
the fact that sooner not later they must
announce to the world that they'll put their trust

in Iraqi forces to make secure
their own independence. For aren't we sure
that coddling the weak just makes them weaker?
Or do we believe that bleak would be bleaker

if we proclaim Iraqis must defend
their homeland themselves? War's welfare must end!

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