Saturday Poem Re-Mix
How timely to be reminded what a real scandal looks like. Flashback: here's how we covered it first time around.
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They went to war in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to war:
In spite of all Hans Blix could say,
At Bush’s command on that fateful day
In a Sieve they went to war!
But when no weapons were found in the place
And every one cried, “You have no case”
Said Tony Blair “we’re trusting to luck”
We don’t care a button! we don’t give a f***!
In a Sieve we’ll go to war!’
Far and few, far and few,
Are the scruples of Tony Blair;
His lies are bold and he's shameless too,
And they went to war in a Sieve.
They went to war in a Sieve, they did
And totally unprepared
With not enough armour for soldiers to don
With too few choppers – the list it goes on
But Blair, he never cared.
And every one said, who saw them go,
"O won’t they be soon undone, you know!
For the list of shortcomings is terribly long,
And happen what may, it’s extremely wrong
To send our boys unprepared!”
Far and few, far and few, Are the scruples of Tony Blair…
The casualty figures soon started to rise,
The coffins they soon came in;
So to cover his arse he lied and lied
(No sign of remorse for the many who died)
And he gave the order to spin!
And he hunkered down at Number 10
And he lied and he spun and he lied again
”Though the charges against me be ever so long
Yet I’ll never admit I was rash or wrong.
While I have breath, I spin!”
Far and few, far and few, Are the scruples of Tony Blair …
(apologies to Lear)