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What Is Is

Almost one year into the Obama administration, we have repeatedly seen instances of nuance from the president, from telling Jewish groups he was boycotting the UN racism conference while at the same time telling civil rights groups the United States would attend, to nuanced foreign policy, as when he told the Poles and Czechs he would go forward with the missile shield while at the same time assuring Putin that he would not. The admirers of the president like to call this nuance. We call it something else. We call it double dealing. We call it deceit. We call it lying. We call it the Chicago way.   



Well I’ll be darned, if it aint so

I never thought I’d live to

See the day the saintly O

Would stoop so low to give two

Versions of the same deceit

He always likes to practice

With answers sharp but incomplete

Like spines upon a cactus

That stick you just about the time

You’ve bought the thing he sells you

And then you find taint worth a dime

To anything he tells you

To say he’s nuanced would be wrong

I say the man just misses

The shiftiness that must belong

To the man who said, …”what is is”



Ain’t Gonna Practice War No More

John Brennan, head of the White House security office, says that the administration will no longer use the term “war on terrorism”, but from now on will use the term “at war with al Qaeda” exclusively, explaining the change was the result of Mr. Obama’s views being “nuanced, not simplistic; practical, not ideological.” 


I have had my disagreements with President George W. Bush, the greatest being his inability or unwillingness to call the war what it was, a war declared by Arab and Persian Muslim terrorists in 1979 against the West in general and the United States in particular, and everything it and we stand for, opting instead for the mushy non-descriptive War On Terror. So while there was a war on terrorists, I agree with the Obama administration on this one thing, that there never was, nor could there be, a war on terror. Terror was simply a tactic in the terrorists’ war against us. What I fear is that the Obama administration, in declaring the war on terrorism dead, will also, as a matter of nuance, quietly declare the war on terrorists also dead.



Brennan says the war’s against

Those known to be al-Qaedas

And all the others we have fenced

Are simply freedom fightahs

That’s why we’re closing down the clink

In Cuba where we hold ‘em

If we’re nice to them we all think

They’ll show their hands and fold ‘em

Iran now we think is a plus

Elections there are crookit

But Acorn does the same for us

It works and you can book it

The Norks can seize our womenfolk

And hold them both for hostage

We get them back for pigs in poke

Don’t watch us make the sausage

Nuance is as nuance does

The world is just our plaything

And we’ll continue thinking fuzz

Until it’s that doomsday thing