Stanley Cooper

Rookie - 20 Points (August 4th,1926 / New York City)

A War Of Pretext - Poem by Stanley Cooper

They looked under Saddam’s bed
No W-M-Ds found there
Searching overhead
The shelves there too were bare

They raked through all the rubble
Born by liberating bombs
But, finding zero burst the bubble
Of their claims against Saddam

No imminent threat to our homeland
No W-M-D’s piled high
This pretext of evil contraband
Has caused too many to die

As bullies often do
When flaunting all their might
They bit off more than they could chew
In this unholy Pre-emptive fight

With no weapons of mass destruction
This strife was not called for
Could it be that oil production
Was the reason for this war?

Our valiant fighting men
Should never ever be
In harms way placed again
So irresponsibly


Comments about A War Of Pretext by Stanley Cooper

  • (3/29/2008 12:07:00 PM)


    You really should get your facts straight, Stanley.
    I ask you to tell your readers (like Grocock & Murdock below) where in fact
    America gets the bulk of its oil imports. Name two countries which export
    more oil to America than all of the Middle East.
    'A War of Pretext' indeed! What did numerous intelligence reports have
    to say about the possibility that Saddam possessed such weapons?
    In fact, what did Bill Clinton say that possibility?

    Of course, the Army of Occupation in both Japan and Germany destroyed
    those two countries, right? The Marshall Plan was a bad idea? You were
    in Japan during the Berlin Airlift?
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  • (1/3/2006 11:22:00 AM)


    Perfectly said, your words here speak the real truth of the war.You have exellent rhyming here which increases the readers enjoyment.Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2005 8:54:00 PM)


    I drink to this poem which in it's flawless exposition is as well rightly said. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 13, 2011


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