Midnight Rambler

Paul Jacko

 Did you hear about the midnight rambler
Well, honey, it’s no rock ‘n’ roll show
Well, I’m a talkin’ about the midnight gambler
Yeah, the one you never seen before

The President of the United States of America flew in at midnight and was out before the dawn. That’s what the Leader of the semi-Free World has to do when he visits an allied country where “we have a clear path to fulfil our mission in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to al-Qaeda.” If you think of the sacrifices this man makes for the purpose of delivering an election homily, spare a thought for the unlucky soldiers (or were they Secrets Service agents stuffed into uniforms?) who were ordered to listen to the usual mellifluous but semantically rambling speechifying.

Somebody ought to actually listen to and think about his weasly words: “I will not keep Americans in harm’s way a single day longer than is absolutely required for our national security,” Mr Obama said. “But we must finish the job we started in Afghanistan, and end this war responsibly.” Hussein Obama seems to be unaware that in the interest of national security some Americans have to be kept in harm’s way constantly. It was never quite clear what the job was, but if it was to rid Afghanistan of al-Qaeda and the Taliban it failed miserably. Wars used to end in a win, a defeat or a draw. In Obama-speak a defeat is a “responsible end”.

Realising, perhaps, that he gambled away America’s future Mr Obama said, “It is time to renew America“. Write off the debt and start all over again?

My fellow Americans, we have travelled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon“.

Hours after his speech at least six people died in a bomb blast in Kabul. The new day saw the light of an explosion.

Lyrics of Rolling Stones’ Midnight Rambler

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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One Response to Midnight Rambler

  1. Whomick says:

    OK, good, good….

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