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Wednesday, July 28, 2010


by George Held

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks
Is the new Daniel Ellsberg

The leaked War Logs
Are the new Pentagon Papers

The U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan
Are the new U.S. troops fighting in Vietnam

The mountains of Afghanistan
Are the new forests of Vietnam

The indigenous Taliban
Are the new Viet Cong

General David Petraeus
Is the new William Westmoreland

The official hope that we can win this war
Is the new “light at the end of the tunnel”

And the old Richard Milhous Nixon
Is Barack Hussein Obama

George Held has collected many of his New Verse News poems in The News Today.