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Bush in Pakistan Textbook Fiasco

For about a year now, Pakistani students have been taught “poetry” eulogising (and I use that word loosely) that much-vilified leader of the free world, George W. Bush.

Here is the offending poem, written by Anonymous, and now ordered stricken from all future poetry classes. Full story here and here.

Patient and steady with all he must bear,
Ready to meet every challenge with care,
Easy in manner, yet solid as steel,
Strong in his faith, refreshingly real.
Isn’t afraid to propose what is bold,
Doesn’t conform to the usual mold,
Eyes that have foresight, for hindsight wont do,
Never back down when he sees what is true,
Tell it all straight, and means it all too.

Going forward and knowing he’s right,
Even when doubted for why he would fight,
Over and over he makes his case clear
Reaching to touch the ones who won’t hear.
Growing in strength, he won’t be unnerved
Ever assuring he’ll stand by his word.

Wanting the world to join his firm stand,

Bracing for war, but praying for peace,
Using his power so evil cease,
So much a leader and worthy of trust,
Here stands a man who will do what he must.

Maybe this was written by the White House Iraq Group!

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