What I Learned from the Afghanistan War

Afghans say whatever
comes to mind,
Americans say whatever
Pops up on the teleprompter.
ISIS is recruiting a
million shepherd terrorists,
blue-haired ladies in New
England hiss “barbarians,”
most foreigners are spies,
most neutrals are pigs.
America bought the war
but had no place to return it.
We’ve forgotten why we
bought it and we’ll forget
the dead when the value
of our portfolios rises
high enough.

George Salamon recalls that an appropriate national anthem was already proposed long ago by Ambrose Bierce, starting "My country 'tis of thee/sweet land of felony." Big Oil, Big Pharma et al will be in the chorus for the premier performance, supported by the Congressionall Singers. Read other articles by George.