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Turkey says it’s sorry, but it really makes them bridle
When facing accusations that they once were genocidal.
But with a million killed at least, they gave Armenians no quarter.
What other word do you suggest for such a massive slaughter? 

In Europe they’re embarrassed when confronted by the notion
Of refugees abandoned and left drowning in the ocean.
On the other hand the fact is that they’d rather not beguile ‘em
Into thinking if they’re rescued they’ll be guaranteed asylum. 

We criticized the Saudis for their Yemen bombing mission
They killed too many people, lacked our masterful precision.
But when our policy on drones is interpreted too loosely
And hostages are killed, we apologize profusely. 

Terror strikes the country and the tallest buildings fall
And thousands die in minutes in an earthquake in Nepal.
Well, we take a little longer but our species doesn’t pause
In  imposing deadly slaughter in the latest stupid cause. 

A black man shot by cops, is it just coincidental?
At first it seemed that way, but now it’s much more fundamental.
Since Selma things have changed, and though it’s in the right direction
It’s clear on race relations we’re still a long way from perfection. 

Comcast, we are told, will not be purchasing Time Warner.
They cannot be allowed an entire industry to corner.
Does this mean we’ll be enjoying all the fruits of competition?
Forgive me if I seem to greet that notion with suspicion.

On Hillary and Bill we have a stream of revelations
About the list of donors who supported their foundations.
The lesson from his past is: Tell the truth and don’t deny it
Now ‘transparency’s the key word and she’d better not defy it.                         

 


Posted on Sunday, April 26, 2015 (Archive on Saturday, January 20, 2018)

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