What if you choose to invade another country
And they dare to fight back on your homeland?
Instead of letting you level their country flat
Which is, after all, what you had planned!
How dare they make a retaliatory strike
When you meant the war zone to be their soil?
How dare they suggest that you're in the wrong
When you're mainly fighting for Arab oil?
Of course, you want to level their country
How dare they take it back home to you?
How dare they even attempt to fight back
When that's not what you want them to do?
Yes, war is easier and even nicer to fight
When it's the other country that's being shelled,
So how dare people retaliate to your attack
How dare they bomb your own cities to Hell?
What right have they got to fight back at all
When you could conquer them easier without,
Them daring to challenge your right to rule;
Not accepting your domination beyond doubt.
Why must they question your motives
What right have they got to do it at all?
When war would be so much easier to win
If the enemy would just stand still and fall.
How dare they bob and weave and hide
When you decide to start shooting their way?
Why won't they just stand there and die like men
So you can heap their carcases into a mass grave.
What is so wrong about shooting defenceless men
Oh, and defenceless women and babies too,
After all, they're only "Collateral damage"
Which means they're all fair game to shoot.
So why must people dare to fight back
When we valiantly try to conquer their soil?
And why must they take it home to our lands
When we desperately need Arab oil?
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Philip Roberts, Melbourne, Australia
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