Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

The USA Should Invade The USA

Paul Myers tweet

'The USA should
invade the USA
and win the
hearts and minds
of the population
by building
roads, bridges
and putting
locals to work.'

Winning hearts and minds
was favoured military slogan
in US war worn Vietnam
strangely gift airmailed bombs
napalm agent orange campaign
did not win local hearts minds
surviving flesh burnt bodies
did not appreciate high tech death
rained down upon them from skies.

Alas rebuilding roads bridges
televised blown apart in missions
spectacular invasion Iraq was
never high on western oil agenda
oops silly Tony Blair spilt beans
'Reconstruction left Iraq no
electricity no clean water why? '
'NATO the military intentionally
targeted Iraq's water system.'

'Why was providing
essential water electricity
to Iraqi's not important?
To quote Blair
'they might have blown
up oil production'.
Lawyer Blair
inhumane ad hoc solutions
'I think' were unprofessional.'

'Everybody complains about
bad water in Baghdad except
Mubarak's friend Tony Blair.
Few are willing to risk life drinking
water from contaminated tap in Tony Blair's
'we have reconstruction about right'.
Cholera diarrhea but what helps prevent
dysentery infection, not an evil Tony Blair;
anti-diarrhoeal medications, clean water does.'

'drinking water in Baghdad is diseased
infant children suffer continuous illnesses
adults suffer nausea constant diarrhea
someone should do something about
bad dirty water which brings disease
but Blair does not care if Iraqi poor get
sick die, Blair in Swiss 2011 interview said
'we have reconstruction about right'
'they might have blown up oil production''

Yes win hearts minds build bridges
put locals to work in all countries
but resist new world order policy
a global exploitation net conspiracy
'empire' ultra elite national driven
by big bonus international banking
super-corporations list prey countries
harvesting in new age 'empire' plans
anti-capitalism greed anti-globalization

greed pleading have a heart feed clothe
the poor instead of creating new wars
medicate the sick stop inflicting injuries
to amass fortunes at expense miseries

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Sunday, July 29, 2012

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Except for the original Paul Myers tweet all quotations are from the poem 'Reconstruction Left Iraq No Electricity' by Terence George Craddock.

Comments about this poem (The USA Should Invade The USA by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light) )

  • Freshman - 514 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (7/30/2012 3:07:00 AM)

    Very political...loved it. Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (7/29/2012 7:40:00 PM)

    Paul Meyers original point about the US invading the US is indirectly, that government is failing to provide Americans employment due to recession and production in factories exported overseas denying Americans employment in America. Meyers is saying directly that government has lost the faith, the hearts and minds of poor Americans, and creating employment by building roads and bridges, both literally and figuratively would restore faith in leadership and the economy. This is really an invasion of the mind. I merely contrasted his original idea to these phrases in relation to the Vietnam war and suffering caused by invasion in Iraq. If the supposed liberation of Iraq has been real then reconstruction would have been immediate. My point is the ability to provide better lives globally is not a goal, massive profits by the ruthless global capitalism of super-corporations and bankers is. This excessive profit and exploitation of resources by the richest 1% is wrong. Global problems in the economy and environment need global solutions not Illuminati resource control wars. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,685 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/29/2012 9:43:00 AM)

    Even if the poor creates war, they have to buy the weapons from the rich country. The rich countries want the business at the expense of people's misery. True story told in the poetical form! (Report) Reply

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