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Daniel Patrick Welch: Happy Independence Day Daddy

Happy Independence Day, Daddy


(to the tune of America the Beautiful)
in honor of the US 'handover' of Iraq
--to George's Dad's oil buddies!
Independence Day, 2004
By Daniel Patrick Welch
From: http://www.mamoveon.com/danielpwelch/s-040704.htm

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Oh beautiful for "sovereignty"
Where we pull all the strings
Our armies back our chosen spy
Just see what freedom brings!
America, America
Impose its will on thee
'til all concede or else they'll bleed
for all eternity

Oh beautiful for interims
Where we impose the laws
With war crimes pacts and oil contracts
Relieved of all their flaws
America, America
God smite our raghead foe
An iron fist to terrorist!
And all who dare say no

Oh beautiful revenge on him
Who tried to kill your Dad
Who sold him those munitions grim
And weapons by the scad
America, America
The Big Lie be your friend
With armies' might, pursue your right
To Empire without end

Oh beautiful for nations bought
Like pearls upon a strand
Where liberating army sought
Our oil beneath their sand
America, America
May no one bar thy way
Old Glory waves o'er all your knaves
On "independence" day!

- For interesting commentary in 20 languages visit http://danielpwelch.com

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