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Associated Press Article by DEB RIECHMANN 12.28.06
President Bush worked nearly three hours at his Texas ranch on Thursday to design a new U.S. policy in Iraq, then emerged to say that he and his advisers need more time to craft the plan he'll announce in the new year.
Burdened by low approval ratings on his handling of the war, the president is under mounting pressure to come up with a new blueprint for U.S. involvement in Iraq where the execution of Saddam Hussein - perhaps as early as this weekend - could incite
Times mortal and most recent son has mislaid his steady watch.
Time, whose paternal hands once beckoned, begins to look away.
We heard him speak of the boy when his war plans diminished,
“God! Allah! Help him! He is dying in combat’s arid squall!”
Time listened as his son howled of his irrelevance in the world.
Observed his boy slide deep into the swamp of deceit’s making.
Suffered the thrash upon his braying back for his offspring’s sins.
Smelled the lust for oil and approval saturating his boy’s skin.
Again time spoke, pleading mercy from the apparatus of sleep,
“God! My counsel goes unheeded! I beg of you! Show mercy! “
Times most recent son hears not the bell clanging in the valley
In this world, absent loves occasion, dread seeks out the minute.
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