Stanley Cooper

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

Useless And Truth-Less - Poem by Stanley Cooper

General Petraeus may perform his job well
But his problem is, he’s told what to tell
By his Commander in Chief, the know-all Decider
Petraeus plays by the book, won’t be Bush’s derider

That his career’s at stake is prima facie
The proof of this is General Casey
Who from before it’s beginning said no to the surge
And for his good judgment was routinely purged

Following orders is a soldier’s domain
Even if those orders he holds in disdain
Since his Commander in Chief’s so stubborn and ruthless
Petraeus’s visit with Congress is useless and truth-less

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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