Raja Mattar


Beirut - Lebanon


Friday, 22 November 2002

Ritual at the White House

   [The rumor goes that the Bush cabinet meets every morning in the oval office and sings the following tune, with George W. strumming his guitar (remember Nero)! The rumor also goes that the Congress and the Senate might be asked to sing it at the opening of each session! The Evangelicals are also considering making it part of their Sunday rituals, just after the sermon!]

Sing to the tune of : "If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands"

If we cannot find Osama, bomb Iraq
If the markets hurt your Mama, bomb Iraq
If the terrorists are Saudi 
And the bank takes back your Audi 
And the TV shows are bawdy, 
Bomb Iraq

If the corporate scandals growin', bomb Iraq
And your ties to them are showin', bomb Iraq
If the smoking gun ain't smokin' 
We don't care, and we're not jokin'. 
That Saddam will soon be croakin', 
Bomb Iraq

Even if we have no allies, bomb Iraq
From the sand dunes to the valleys, bomb Iraq
So to hell with the inspections;
Let's look tough for the elections, 
Close your mind and take directions,
Bomb Iraq

While the globe is slowly warming, bomb Iraq
Yay! the clouds of war are storming, bomb Iraq
If the ozone hole is growing, 
Some things we prefer not knowing. 
(Though our ignorance is showing), 
Bomb Iraq

So here's one for dear old daddy, bomb Iraq
From his favorite little laddy, bomb Iraq
Saying no would look like treason. 
It's the Hussein hunting season. 
Even if we have no reason, 
Bomb Iraq.


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