Happy Independence Day, Daddy


[to the tune of "America the Beautiful" in honor of the US "handover" of Iraq--to George's dad's oil buddies!]

Oh beautiful for "sovereignty" Where we pull all the strings Our armies back our chosen spy Just see what freedom brings! America, America Impose its will on thee 'til all concede or else they'll bleed for all eternity

Oh beautiful for interims Where we impose the laws With war crimes pacts and oil contracts Relieved of all their flaws America, America God smite our raghead foe An iron fist to terrorist! And all who dare say no

Oh beautiful revenge on him Who tried to kill your Dad Who sold him those munitions grim And weapons by the scad America, America The Big Lie be your friend With armies' might, pursue your right To Empire without end

Oh beautiful for nations bought Like pearls upon a strand Where liberating army sought Our oil beneath their sand America, America May no one bar thy way Old Glory waves o'er all your knaves On "independence" day!

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Writer, singer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife, Julia Nambalirwa-Lugudde. Together they run The Greenhouse School. His website is at danielpwelch.com.