“the audacity to hope” [thanks to Jeremiah Wright]

would I had 40 billion dollars
like the Gates Foundation!
my dear friend asked me,
“So what would you do
with such a fortune?”  I said:
line up the best European lawyers
and get their judicial authorities
to pursue G. W. Bush, R. Cheney,
C. Rice, Tenet, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz,
Obama, Petraeus, R. Gates, H. Clinton,
W. Clinton, M. Albright, H. Kissinger,
and too too many others,
put them in the dock as war criminals,
spend half of it, if necessary,
to get convictions,
and lock them all away
for the rest of their natural lives.
“Really?” my friend asked. “But why?”
Pour encourager les autres.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2016


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