Idiocy Unchecked

Karzai says
the U.S.
is in bed with the Taliban

Bush made him
Bush portrayed him
as the new hope for Afghanistan

Troops dying
Drones flying
Hope dwindles for troops and locals

Speak up now
or this wretched row
will get old enough for bifocals

President
Earn your rent
Time has come to stop it

Tell command crew and
grunts, “It’s true,
come home!” Champagne? We’ll pop it

© Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Headlines bled before my eyes. “Karzai accuses US of working with Taliban.”  What an ungrateful putz, and yet, it’s perfect timing.  Let’s blow out of there, right?

NOW will you end the war, Pres. Obama? This war is the longest in American history, and it’s been on your watch for the last full term, so it’s your war now, no matter that Dubya started it. Why don’t you “shock and awe” us by saying that since Bush’s puppet Afghan president no longer respects us, we’re out of there. Every IED is meant for either American troops or the Afghan police who work with them.

Call the White House at 202-456-1111. CALL EVERY DAY. And don’t forget to tell the volunteers it’s not their fault that Pres. Obama is messing up. Thank these kind people for their service, giving up their time to, as one vol put it, “Get one nice comment from you for every 12 people using the “N” word to describe the president.” Peace, Amy

PROMPTS:
The Trifecta 33-333 word challenge was the third definition of TIME (noun)

3a : an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end
b : an opportune or suitable moment —often used in the phrase about time

Meanwhile, ABC Wednesday is on the letter I. “Idiocy” seemed apropos. Also at my very intelligent home away from home, Poets United, where I am proud to be a member!