The Decider, poem by George Held

    I hear the voices. And I read the front page. And I know the speculation.
    But I'm the decider and I decide what is best.
        - George W. Bush, 18 April 2006
      Let’s get one thing straight. I’m the decider.
      You elected me to protect the homeland.
      I won’t let you down if you just let me decide
      What is best. I am the decider.

      I decide when and where to send our troops,
      Our fleet, our airmen, our tactical nukes.
      I decided to shock and awe Iraq.
      All options are on the table for Iran.

      As Americans we don’t let little runty tyrants
      Like that dude running Iran threaten us
      Or our allies. We took out Saddam
      Because he was a threat to our security.

      I decide who or what is a threat to our security.
      I decide who the Defense Secretary will be.
      I decide who stays in detention and how long.
      Just get this straight—I am the fucking decider.

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