Fixin’ to Die in Iraq

Fixin’ to Die in Iraq

The anthem of the Vietnam war protests was “The I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” by Country Joe and the Fish. Not only was it humorous, it rallied millions.

Country Joe is still around, in fact he and most of the band will be touring soon.

Someone updated the lyrics for Iraq, and he posted them on his website .

Well come on all you new young men
Uncle Sam’s in a mess again
Got himself in a terrible jam
With a crazy Muslim named Saddam
So put down your bibles pick up your guns
We’re gonna have a whole lot of FUN

And it’s 1 2 3 what are we fighting for
Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn
I just know we gotta kill Saddam
And its 5 6 7 open up the pearly gates
Aint no time to wonder why
Big oil is startin to cry

As for liberals, Joe posted these lyrics in repsonse to the gay marriage debate.

Walking on the picket line
I was carrying my freedom sign
Up came a liberal anxiously
Here are the words said to me:

You’re only hurting your cause this way
That’s what all of us liberals say
Nobody likes things the way they are
But you go too fast and you go too far

AKA “I agree with your goals, but not your methods”, which generally is a recipe for inaction accompanied by much anguished hand-wringing.