ISIS? WHAT CRISIS?
In the Middle East you’re stymied if you want a life that’s freer
For the Saudis are too Sunni and Iran is much too Shia.
But the Saudis are our allies so please hold the retributions
When they dispose of critics with a mass of executions.
On Iran our hopes were raised with Ahmadinejad ejected
And a new and much more reasonable president elected.
But the leadership, unhappily, is simply not bi-polar
For Rohani knows he has to heed the Ayatollah.
And Khomeini fears the Saudis as his fundamental crisis
More dangerous by far than all the rhetoric of Isis.
On the other hand you’ll never find a logic that convinces
From the Saudi-backed Wahhabis and their dreadful kings and princes.