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War Pigs-A Rock and Roll Epistle

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War Pigs--A Rock and Roll Epistle

By Richard Girard


"Generals gathered in their masses,

Just like witches at black masses;

Evil minds that plot destruction,

Sorcerers of death's construction.

In the fields the bodies burning,
As the war machine keeps turning;
Death and hatred to mankind,
Poisoning their brainwashed minds... Oh Lord yeah!"


"War Pigs," Black Sabbath

Paranoid, 1971


Officially Combat Operations in Iraq are now over. De jure, as an attorney would say.


De facto, we still have 50,000 troops in harm's way there, officially six "advisory brigades." In the Second World War, 50,000 men was the minimum size for an Army Corps: three 15,000 man divisions plus support troops. We also have God only knows how many mercenaries--I mean "contractors"--in Iraq.

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