Patriotism or Foolishness?

A foul wind blows from the east it now comes

The soldiers of a hundred nations set their sails;

A hidden enemy, a shadowed adversary,

A worthy foe?

Onward to war sound the battle cry

Let the fight be ours

Surely they will die!

Mr. Big lets us know

That in the mountains they do hide.

Broken promises

and Lies

Thusforth begins the battle that

Our generals say cannot be won or

Fought like other battles

A new era has begun!

And yet our soldier die

With a distant battle cry

Statesmanship and plan

Debating what is right

Hope is lost! Failure will rule again

At the cost of a hundred thousand dead!

Patriotism or Foolishness?