Friday, September 05, 2014

Once Upon A Time, In A Land Far, Far Away....

The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin) is the poet-in-residence of this blog. Today's 4-line composition in verse summarizes our latest Mess O'Potamia. The newest Obama Doctrine — "Don't Do Stupid Stuff" — was never more true when considering our adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan. If this is a (fair & balanced) illustration of our national fatuity, so be it.

[x The Nation]
U.S. May Find Itself Allied With Assad And Iranian Ayatollahs
By The Deadline Poet (Calvin Trillin)

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[x YouTube/MarkFiore Channel]
"One-Minute Middle East Update"
By Mark Fiore

Strange bedfellows, sure, we have had them before
When needed to thwart growing danger.
But now, with the Middle East falling apart,
The bedfellows keep getting stranger. Ω

[Calvin Trillin began his career as a writer for Time magazine. Since July 2, 1990, as a columnist at The Nation, Trillin has written his weekly "Deadline Poet" column: humorous poems about current events. Trillin has written considerably more pieces for The Nation than any other single person. A native of Kansas City, MO, Trillin received his BA from Yale College in 1957. He served in the army, and then joined Time.]

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