Skip to comments.William E. Grim's Immortal Poem: 'SADDAM AT THE BAT'
Posted on 04/11/2003 11:34:31 AM PDT by BurkesLaw
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Baghdad nine that day,
The score stood ninety-five to one, with but one inning more to play.
And then when Basra died at first, and Kirkut did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of Hussein.
A straggling few got up to go in deep despair.
The rest clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast.
They thought, "if only Saddam could but get a whack at that.
We'd put up even money now, with Saddam at the bat."
But Blix preceded Saddam, as did also Villepin;
and the former was a hoodoo, while the latter not quite a man.
So upon that stricken multitude, grim melancholy sat;
for there seemed but little chance of Saddam getting to the bat.
But Blix let drive a single, to the wonderment of all.
And Villepin, the much despised, did all he could to stall.
And when the dust had lifted,
and men saw what had occurred,
there was Blix safe in Stockholm and Villepon giving us the bird.
Then from five thousand diplomats and more rose a yell of enormous heft;
it rumbled through the UN, it rattled on the Left;
it pounded through on the mountain and recoiled upon the flat;
for Saddam, mighty Saddam, was advancing to the bat...
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