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Rice and Gates Make Case for More Troops in Iraq
by Guy Raz
All Things Considered, January 11, 2007 • President Bush's secretaries of State and Defense spent their days defending his new plan in Iraq, first at a White House news conference and then on Capitol Hill. Secretaries Rice and Gates found only minimal support for a greater troop commitment in Congress. (
The mouth of the desert stretches for miles
With mountains for teeth; men have their days taken
Under the searing sky’s furnace while others
Come seeking their death’s scent at night
Scouring the archfiend waste and carrying greetings
That blindly quake end to end with pale-hatred.
Commit them anon, rush them forward
And we’ll only suffer the graveness of more death,
More tumbledown hope under the searing sky.
Do not provoke this flesh-charred failure
Into our dear children’s breath, our ache-filled bones,
Like the noiseless chatter of death without end.
Copyright © 2007 mrp / thepoetryman
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