What war is this,

That we have shed such blood for?

A coward's war? A fool's game.

The deadly destruction of lives.

Honourable intentions, no less… surely?

But the road to hell is paved with good intentions

And these soldiers are sent to the slaughter

With not a thought from those sending them there.

Media reports and the death count rises,

And look! Out come those little sympathetic speeches

A pitiful acknowledgement of the liars' "sorrow"

Does this help anyone?

This "sympathetic" propaganda –

"They died in a job they loved for everyone's freedom"

But does that bring them, us any closer to freedom?

For ideals are lost in the eyes of fanatics

And it's anyone's guess exactly who those fanatics are.