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Memorial Day, 2006

Reporter: Mr. Harrison, with all that's going on in the world today, why did you decide to focus on this (Bangladesh)?"

George Harrison: "Because a friend asked me to help."

from a press conference for the Concert for Bangladesh

this diary is dedicated to all who suffer because of war and other disasters

we honor courage in all its forms

cross-posted at DailyKos, Booman Tribune, European Tribune,  My Left Wing, and TexasKos.

image and poem below the fold


The casket of Marine Lance Cpl. Adam C. Conboy, 21, rides on a horse-drawn caisson through Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., Wednesday, May 24, 2006. According to a military news release, Conboy, of the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, died 'as a result of a non-hostile incident' in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Uncle Sam Blues
as performed by Hot Tuna

Got my questionnaire baby
You know I'm headed off for war
I got my questionnaire baby
You know I'm headed off for war
Well, now I'm gonna do some fightin'
Well, no one knows what for

Well, Uncle Sam ain't no woman
You know he sure can take your man
Said Uncle Sam ain't no woman
You know he sure can take your man
Well, there's 40,000 guys in the service list
Doin' somethin' somewhere they just don't understand

Well, I'm gonna do some fightin'
Of that I can be sure
Said I'm gonna do some fightin'
Of that I can be sure
Well, now I want to kill somebody
Won't have to break no kind of law

I got my questionnaire baby
You know I'm headed off for war
I got my questionnaire baby
You know I'm headed off for war
Well, I want to kill somebody
Won't have to break no kind of law

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Originally posted to RubDMC on Mon May 29, 2006 at 10:01 AM PDT.

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