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September 12, 2007
Minimal Damage (a poem)
I was watching on television, with justifiable pride,
Gen. Patraeus with Ambassador Crocker at his side.
Two men of distinction, two fighters for peace.
When up pops a Congressman who wouldn't cease
His embarrassing rant. A nobody from nowhere
Seeking to disparage this illustrious pair.
He was followed by others of similar intent.
Sniping men and women obviously hellbent
On shredding the gutsy, courageous two,
Whose shadows overpowered these minimal few.
That we are represented by power-mad loonies like these
Is a disgrace to the nation. Pay them no attention, please!
Mimi Evans Winship