Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Aw, come on — who's really got their head stuck under a blanket?

The Spanish who said that this was a poor casus belli and demonstrated to that effect seem to have been born out by our own retreat from our wartime rhetoric. Additionally, even though we own the land, we cannot find the WMDs we insisted were there.

How do you say, "It's the economy, stupid" in Spanish?

In honor of this momentous occasion, I offer the following:

Arise ye workers from your slumbers
Arise ye prisoners of want
For reason in revolt now thunders
And at last ends the age of cant.
Away with all your superstitions
Servile masses arise, arise
We'll change forthwith the old conditions
And spurn the dust to win the prize.

So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.
So comrades, come rally
And the last fight let us face
The Internationale unites the human race.

No more deluded by reaction
On tyrants only we'll make war
The soldiers too will take strike action
They'll break ranks and fight no more
And if those cannibals keep trying
To sacrifice us to their pride
They soon shall hear the bullets flying
We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

No saviour from on high delivers
No faith have we in prince or peer
Our own right hand the chains must shiver
Chains of hatred, greed and fear
E'er the thieves will give up their booty
And give to all a happier lot.
Those at the forge must do their duty
And we'll strike while the iron is hot.

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