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Monday, December 19, 2005

Back in the USSR

Billmon points out how W's assurances that he is protecting civil liberties while destroying them echo the Constitution of the USSR from 1936, during Stalin's reign of terror. I also see that Condiliar predictably spent Sunday morning defending the government's Stalinesque tactics on the talk shows. This inspired me to come up with some new lyrics to the old Beatles song:
Cheney flew in to Baghdad on Air Force Two
To him it's a delightful sight
Death destruction Halliburton everywhere
Loves to watch them Ayrabs fight
We're back in the USSR
Who really lost the cold war, boy
Back in the USSR.

Sneak and peek and infiltrate and read our mail
Wiretaps on every phone
Patriot Acts and detainees in every jail
Constitution dead and gone
We're back in the USSR
You don't know how lucky we were, boys
Back in the USSR.

The war on terror really knocks me out
It leaves the law behind
And torture cells make me scream and shout
And Gitmo's always on my my my my my my my my my mind

Oh take me down to Abu Ghraib or old Bagram
Hook up all the wires and chains
Send me on a tour of the new gulag
I'll soon be just some ugly stains
We're back in the USSR
we really lost the cold war, boy
Back in the USSR.