The killing in Iraq’s gone on so long
Because you think the strong don’t say they’re wrong.
To be so wrong so often is a curse,
But being arrogantly wrong is worse.
Still, briefings were a hoot. Our favorite feature?
That tone–exactly like a third-grade teacher
Explaining math to those forevermore
Too slow to get promoted to grade four.
And at the Pentagon we’ll never see
Another boss who says, “Good gracious me!”
So may you find, as down life’s road you’re wending,
More folks to whom you’re always condescending.