Don't burn the flag. Wash it!
This is the new blog...CONFESSION ZERO
Bush Takes Different Tack on Iraq, Troop Levelsby Don Gonyea and *Ron ElvingPresident Bush provided few details of the U.S. strategy for the coming year. "I'm not going to make predictions about what 2007 will look like in Iraq," he said, "except that it's going to require difficult choices and additional sacrifices, because the enemy is merciless and violent."*…The president said his earlier statement meant: "I believe that we're going to win," adding that he still believed that. Explaining his later remarks, he said they "reflected the fact that we're not succeeding nearly as fast as I had wanted." The weakness of power!Power standing alone!A grave is empty. You are empty.Nearing three thousand-(Commit this to memory.)A grave is naught. Your mind’s nil.Tens of thousands legless- limblessSouls stripped bare and crucifiedUpon the uncultivable dustIn the time it takes you to smirk.Why can you not recall their shadow,Their shape, their voice, their heart?Their fading is such a hopeless thing,A cursed thing, a condemned slaughter!Alone, solitary in your schemingYou’ve nothing but graves to offer.Cursed and without considerationIs man’s dance with the jowls of failing.The weakness of power!Power standing alone!A grave is empty. You are emptyNo better than graves, vacant and uselessAre you to this world and its sustained living.Where did these things come fromWith their damnable howling,Their lamenting rigor and bent?Did you set them free?Are you the one?Are you stirring the bleeding graves?What are you hoping for; man to rise up,To greet you with jagged teeth and fist?The weakness of power!Power standing alone!A grave is empty. You are empty.Naught. Nil. Bare. Hopeless. Condemned.
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