20 January 1999

What has Iraq done?

"Invaded a small and helpless neighbor"?
(Panama, Grenada)
"Used chemical weapons against their own people"?
(Vietnam, Waco)
"Violated UN resolutions"?
"Maintained a military regime ignoring civilian shortages of food and health care"?
(South Chicago, South Central Los Angeles, Washington D.C.)
"Stockpiled weapons of mass destruction?"
X-ray lasers cold fusion devices incendiary submunitions napalm CX
VX Tomahawk cruise missiles Patriot missiles atom bombs hydrogen bombs neutron bombs
People melted, apartment buildings evacuated
Hospitals and reservoirs destroyed
In Panama, a car sheared in half
In Sudan, a medicine factory in splinters
In Baghdad, blood in the sand

Newspoetry at Spineless Books