image: US soldiers attend a memorial service for a fallen comrade in Iraq. Bronze busts of American soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are starting to appear in towns and villages across the United States where the mounting toll is becoming increasingly unpopular.(AFP/File/Mauricio Lima)

Cross-posted at DailyKos, Booman Tribune, and European Tribune.

Today’s poem is in anticipation of FratBoy’s speech – image and poem below the fold

Buffalo Bill’s
by e. e. cummings

Buffalo Bill’s
               who used to
               ride a watersmooth-silver
        and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat
        he was a handsome man
                             and what i want to know is
        how do you like your blueeyed boy
        Mister Death

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read `This is what John Kerry did today,’ the diary by lawnorder that prompted this series
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