Progess here in Iraq, although slow, is consistent. There are a lot of good things going on here, and this makes a lot of Iraqi people and American soldiers happy. Somehow, this message is not making it all the way back to the American public, though. Could it be because...
I make my living on the evening newsIn his book, Saddam’s Secrets, Georges Sada makes it clear that not only are nearly all Iraqis glad that the United States and other countries are in Iraq helping them to shed the legacy of Saddam Hussein, most Iraqis were very sad and frustrated to see us leave after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, when, to them, the task at hand had been barely begun. As a result of our leaving prematurely back then, tens of thousands of Iraqis were hauled off, lined up, and shot, their bodies buried in mass graves. Others, such has tens of thousands of Kurds, were not so fortunate—their deaths were prolonged by the agony that can be obtained by suffering through the effects of chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction (for you liberals out there who have willfully forgotten the connection, the phrase Weapons of Mass Destruction is often abbreviated as WMD). But you don't really care, because all you want is entertainment from yours news media.
Just give me somethin’, somethin’ I can use
People love it when you lose
They love dirty laundry
Well I could have been an actor, but I wound up hereBetter late than never, we returned to Iraq to finish a job that, had it been finished correctly the first time, would have made millions of people richer (rank and file Iraqis) and a handful of people poorer (see below).
I just have to look good, I don’t have to be clear
Come and whisper in my ear
Give us dirty laundry
It's funny how the news media really dosen't care what the Iraqi people think.
(Chorus)It’s funny how the news media always tells you about other people’s dirty laundry while their hide their own and that of their friends. Inquiring minds notice--and their noses smell--a hidden stench, and after careful searching the hidden source of the odor becomes clear. In the interim of Operations Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, was the Oil for Food Program, instigated by the United Nations. This program is less often referred to by its own code name—Operation Dirty Laundry (ODL). It’s not too hard to follow the ODL money trail, and the money trail makes it a bit more clear why so many people from America, Germany, France, and other nations want us to fail in Operation Iraqi Freedom—because Operation Dirty Laundry ultimately failed, and they are down 0 to 1. It’s time for them to even the score so that they can finish rewriting themselves out of this sordid and embarrassing chapter of history. It becomes clear why the United Nations, far from being a help during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), has actually become a net hindrance.
Kick ‘em when they’re up, Kick ‘em when they’re down
Kick ‘em when they’re up, Kick ‘em all around
Saddam profited enormously during Operation Dirty Laundry, at the expense of his countrymen. But he wasn’t the only one. All up and down the money trail one finds kickbacks to various United Nations “employees” and other international playboys, including playboys from America. But...
You got the bubble headed bleach blonde, comes on at 5There are actually more news organizations than one might think out there dedicated to the truth and not to the denizens of Operation Dirty Laundry. Every once in a while, though, even the dirty organizations throw something good out there to throw you off the scent. As long as you can distinguish between fresh scents and filthy odors, it might be okay to sample these news organizations from time to time. I suggest you use the Stupid Test. I have used this successfully on numerous occasions and have been able to severely curtail my intake of rotten news (as well as other fare that tries to pass itself off as entertainment). If you’re not sure about a news source, watch it or read it three times. If it’s high on the stupid meter three times in a row, you are statistically safe in assuming that it will be stupid forever. Because...
She can tell you bout the plane crash
With a gleam in her eye
It’s interesting when [soldiers] die
Give us dirty laundry
We can do the innuendo, we can dance and singThe most important thing in determining where you stand in the war on terror is an open mind. Ask yourself such stimulating questions as “Why do more Iraqis than Americans support OIF?” The American poll numbers are not the most important. The Iraqi ones are. Most Americans have no idea what’s going on over here, and many of them couldn’t care less except for the dirty laundry that has become a perfume to their noses every night at 5 PM.
When it’s said and done we haven’t told you a thing
We all know that crap is king
Give us dirty laundry
The second most important item to have in ferreting out the truth about OIF and the war on terror? A good sniffer. Don Henley gives us some good advice:
You don’t really need to find out what’s goin’ on
You don’t really wanna know just how far it’s gone
Just leave well enough alone
Keep your dirty laundry