What’s Going Down in Iraq?

Why Bush keeps getting the shaft

An elevator captain’s voice
announces “Going up!”
But in Baghdad what’s on the rise
is anything corrupt.

It’s not an escalator found
in some department store.
What escalates both day and night
is conflict in that war.

“Let’s cut and run! Let”s leave Iraq!”
Those words make Sunnis laugh.
Whoever says we’d best get out,
gives freedom’s chance the shaft.

It’s time we gave our troops abroad
an unexpected gift.
To let them know we’re proud they’re there
would give them all a lift.

Don’t take your cues from those who call
our President a clown.
Instead, consult those in the know.
Ask them, “What’s going down?”