Monday, January 01, 2007

On a rant

I'm sorry. I've been on a mental rant about this for more than a week. See preceding entry for reasons.

Michael Moore (Farenheit 911) was right. This administration is going after our young people, the ones with limited opportunities, and using them as cannon fodder.

I watched a discussion on Chris Matthews' TV show last week, about the shortage of military personnel. No one would use the big "D" word -- draft -- even Chris Matthews. It's being used now. That's a good thing, I think. Maybe it will put an end to this war.

Mr. President, where are your daughters?
Show us the party girls in desert drab
sleeping on sand in an Army pod,
eating Halliburton food, carrying rifles.

Mr. President, send your own to slaughter
if this is a just war; if you want
to be a wartime president
to get revenge for your pa
to avoid tracking Osama
to reward your business buddies.

O, senators, where are your children?
O, congressmen, defense contractor execs,
cabinet members,
where are yours?
Where are yours?


Clyde said...

Couldn't agree more. And, Happy New Year Pat.

Padre Mickey said...

Good post, Pat.
By the way, I've added you to my blogroll.

Saint Pat said...


Saint Pat said...

... and have updated my blogroll, too!