“Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” — Revised and Updated

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“If the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all ‘We died at such a place;’ some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it….”

Henry V, act 4, scene I

With the Power Elite preparing for another military misadventure in Iraq, the immensely talented A.J. Ellis has revised, updated corrected Toby Keith’s familiar jingoist anthem.

12:34 pm on July 5, 2014