Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Burning Bush

The Kuwaiti oil fires were a result of the scorched earth policy
of Iraqi military forces retreating from Kuwait in 1990 after
conquering the country but being driven out by the military
forces of the United States and other nations ...

Bush is taking a leaf
from the pages of history
and using it as kindling
to leave behind his own scorched-earth legacy

in the wake of his escape
(how much they take on the looks
of former foes [e.g., the mean Hussein]
just like in the comic books)—

you could read it in his face
at the White House door
that day the Obamas first came:
Let's get this over

with, so I can get back to leaving as big a disaster
as I can to totally screw the Democratic victor.