Oh Beautiful

Oh Beautiful

Michael D. Morrissey
March 3, 2007

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Oh Beautiful, your spacious skies
were never filled with so many lies
as on 9/11, when a caveman in Afghanistan
flew his planes into the Pentagon
and the World Trade Center, pulverizing two,
doing what no plane in history could ever do
and a third one, just for the heck of it
eight hours later, without even hitting it.

Taking up the story where it starts
of how Bin Laden beat the US Air Farce
we see the answer right away:
he was trained by the CIA.
But no, it wasn't Bin Laden's men who flew those planes.
Not at all: they were Saddam Hussein's.

So we hung him, by logical deduction
because he had Weapons of Mass Destruction
not. And after all he was a tyrant,
for many years a friend and client,
just like that nasty Noriega down in Panama,
paid by the CIA Director, Dubya's pa.
Or, in the beginning, Ho Chi Minh
before we decided to do him in
for being a dirty domino, a commie,
though he survived, as did his country,
unlike several million Vietnamese
and 58,000 Americans, but jeez,
that's the price we had to pay
to teach him the American Way.

So when terror strikes, in the Gulf of Tonkin,
in Washington, or downtown Manhattan
we raise the flag higher, higher and higher.
Everybody must have his Reichstag fire.

But believe it or not, that is the question.
So let me make a small suggestion.
The next time they try it, for crissake,
make 'em get their story straight.
Or better yet, when they say go
stand up straight, and just say no.