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Palestine: The Deal of the Penury

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I wouldn't say that ol' Don is a nut,
Not so much psycho as deep in his rut,
And head of a White House modeled on him,
Wherein the thinking runs greedy to grim,
But his Deal of the Cent. does true unveil
The depth of deprav' of which it does ail.
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Of the Old City, Pals get not a foot square,
And permits they'll need to see what's in there,
But only for Muslims who "come in peace,"
And guess who decides what peace gets a lease?
Their capital gets placed in a slum of the poor,
A bit like Wash-town sans NFL corps.
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For tough love the "Vision" cannot be beat,
Leaving no wiggle room for Byzantine cheat:
Pals must establish free markets and press,
Transparency for all instead of a mess,
Religions as free as new courts to do just',
Statehood awaiting for when they're robust.
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Only when Iz says, "All right, good enough,
You Pals have achieved sufficient Right Stuff,"
Can they be granted their very own state,
Though it might look like a busted-up grate:
Here a wee mass and there a small bitty,
Call it ten ghettos in search of a city.
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And the settlements? Well, the settlements stay,
As do the "gains" Iz has made on its way,
Even the ones among American pols,
Not to be confused with American proles:
Imagine how sore that they'd be to know
They're backing not David but that shyster Go'.
.
Goliath, that is, not your everyday hack,
Who loved a good hour with a guy on the rack,
Which the Vision lays out in loving detail,
Vision from which good people should quail,
And then take note of a White House possessed,
Its leader awry, its evil undressed.

 

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