Peace Frontier

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It's becoming clear, why you engineered
Our involvement in their war.
For our "mutual aid", and for your "free trade"
It was worth their dying for.
But your quest for oil, and to carve the spoils,
Of their reconstructed ruins,
Cannot pay the price, for so many lives,
And the hatred that it fuels

But thanks for uniting us, the millions with one idea,
The "wars" you wage are bogus, you rule the world with fear,
We may not win this battle, but for us the path is clear,
Mobilise to build, our long-term Peace Frontier.

Though their warped regime, played into your scheme,
And your pretext was so poor,
You exaggerate, your reasons to hate,
And your urgency for war.
But we understand, that the US plan
Was to shore your currency.
Iraq dare to trade, in Euros oil was paid,
It threatened your monopoly.

But thanks for uniting us, the millions with one idea,
The "wars" you wage are bogus, you rule the world with fear,
We may not win this battle, but for us the path is clear,
Mobilise to build, our long-term Peace Frontier.

So you commandeered, all the media here,
And your spin-doctors scrutinise,
All the things we see, and the things we hear,
We just can't believe our eyes.
But your desperate grab, with all you have,
Was so obviously weak.
So many realise, that it's all just lies,
And we're taking to the streets.

But thanks for uniting us, the millions with one idea,
The "wars" you wage are bogus, you rule the world with fear,
We may not win this battle, but for us the path is clear,
Mobilise to build, our long-term Peace Frontier.

BY ERNESTO PRESENTE

From Green Left Weekly, October 22, 2003.
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