Obama vs. America’s Post War Dream

Tell me true
Tell me why was America sacrificed?
Was it for this that our patriots died?

Was it you?  Was it me?
Did I watch too much TV?
Is that a hint of accusation in your eyes?

If it wasn’t for the Chicoms
Being so good at building doodads
Our factories would still be open with jobs on the climb

And it can’t be much fun for them
In China’s worker’s paradise
With all their employees committing suicide

What have we done?
Obama, what have we done?
What have we done to ourselves?

Should we shout?
Should we scream?
What happened to our post war dream?
Oh, Barry, Barry, what did we do?

You probably recognize those modified lyrics as originating from Pink Floyd’s song The Post War Dream from the album The Final Cut.

I find it interesting that the original prelude into an anti-war album with small modifications would apply so aptly to President Obama as he pushes for a selfless bombing of Syria without losing the original theme or context; well perhaps, I did selfish up the lyrics a bit…Mrs. Thatcher might even call it an improvement or correction.  But, would lyricist and bassist Roger Waters agree in the present context?

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