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So Long, Saddam

The slaughter of the innocents revisited.

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
December 30, 2006

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So Long, Saddam
So Long, Saddam_Greg Asimakoupoulos-The slaughter of the innocents revisitedSo long, Saddam. Your rope was short.
And all because a Baghdad court
determined you deserved to die
for heinous crimes you did.

Like old King Herod long ago
who slaughtered babies row by row,
your ego was most satisfied
when you were murdering.

And though confronted by wise men
you quickly put an end to them.
When threatened in your leadership,
your blood ran cold as ice.

But, nonetheless, one babe I see.
A fragile life. Democracy.
You could not kill what longs to live.
It was the death of you.

May God have mercy on your soul
for in the end your life long goal
left countless mothers childless.
Both in your land and ours.

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Rich from Iowa writes:
December 31, 2006
What a powerful statement you make in the final verse. May we all pray for those mothers left childless due to Saddam Hussein's slaughter and the military action to follow.

Jim Reddick from Edmond Oklahoma writes:
January 1, 2007
God does take care of those who do wrong

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