Tuesday, August 17, 2004
By Calvin Trillin (through the kind agency of our distinguished colleague Elayne Riggs). SPOILER ALERT: if you don't want to know how the war ends, then avert your eyes from Stanza #9, reproduced immediately below:
The weapons that we went to war to get,
Have not, as Bush might say, been found just yet.
And even Bush no longer seeks to blame
Iraq for when the towers were aflame.
You do not need clairvoyance to intuit
This war's against a man who didn't do it.
The man who did is laughing up his sleeve
As parents of our fallen soldiers grieve.
Although we live in color-coded dread,
This war has made us safer, Bush has said.
Most voters like the way he's fought the terror,
And Bush, when asked, could not recall one error.