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we'd see death and destruction
through the filter of eyes seeking it
and America's condemnation
when war is bloody and terrible
to begin with
all on its own
without the help of commentaries
and plucking the heartstrings
of sympathies
to rouse a hatred for
the unjustified "Bully"

there are no illusions here...

You see death and dying...
you are going to lament
in some small or significant way...
but what would occur
if Americans saw
Americans fall?
will they grow quiet
or will they secretly cheer?

or will those pictures ever be

no, of course not