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Sunday, 25 May 2008

WILLIAM MCGONAGALL'S SATIRICAL REGIME-CHANGE WORD LADDER. (from Suez to Iraq in twelve steps)

SUEZbrought down the British Prime Minister Anthony Eden, brought up at public school eating
SUETand other stodgy mush. / As a paid-up member of the ruling class he struck a dapper figure in Savile Row
SUITand natty mustache. / But his regime-change-conspiracy covered the country's reputation in
SHIT/ when it was discovered despite all the cognoscenti under his instructions destroying every last
CHIT.
CHATwithout minutes was the conspiratorial medium of PM Anthony Blair, another upper-class
CHAP./ His unleashing of war, unrepentant and impune, once again smothered the country's name in hot
CRAP./ He didn't see why he should allow bureaucracy and international law to
CRABhis style, / so he just did whatever he liked, using as cover the mythic persona of an evil
ARABwith a sinister smile. / Amid the tasselled shoes and
ARANsweaters of some exclusive golfing hotel, /
IRANis being discussed as the next step in turning the Middle East into an earthly hell. /
IRAQseems old news, even though it is plunged into bloody civil war, / and McCain expects to keep US fortresses manned for 100 years more.