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August 13, 2009

The merchants of war

Dr. Qais Ghanem

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The merchants of war have done it again!

Indebting our children to line their pockets
And sold us warheads to fire with rockets
To guard the thrones of those who reign
While children scavenge in rubbish filled slums
And race with vermin for little crumbs
Never to silence hunger nor pain

For what does it matter if they drop dead?
As long as mongers can sell their lead
To wage endless war on every plain
To crush the people who dare to resist
And label dissenters all terrorists
Until they yield their oil and propane

But deserts will armor corrode and rust
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Twenty billion a year down the drain
Yet mongers of war have much to gain
Despair and anger course in my veins
As I ask our leaders if they have any brains

Dr Qais Ghanem is the Creator and co-Host of CHIN Radio Show "Dialogue with Diversity" in Ottawa.

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