My M1 does my talking - small They (our Federal elites) just don’t get it. Perhaps they’d be in a better position to make decisions if they listened to some music. If I were an Iraqi I’d be fighting against the “Americans” who invaded my country. Perhaps Bush and Cheney would have a better sense of where the Iraqi resistance is coming from if they listen to “The Partisan song?” The version I’m listening to at the moment is performed by Joan Baez. Leonord Cohen recorded the song too. The song comes from those who fought in the European resistance during WWII. Here are the lyrics – we will NOT prevail in Iraq:

As sung by Lenord Cohen:

Leonard Cohen – The Partisan Lyrics

I was cautioned to surrender,
this I could not do;
I took my gun and vanished.
I have changed my name so often,
I've lost my wife and children
but I have many friends,
and some of them are with me.

An old woman gave us shelter,
kept us hidden in the garret,
then the soldiers came;
she died without a whisper.

There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
but I must go on;
the frontiers are my prison.

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.

Les Allemands étaient chez moi, (The Germans were at my home)
ils m'ont dit "Résigne toi" (They said, "Give up")
mais je n'ai pas peur; (But I am not afraid)
j'ai repris mon arme. (I have retaken my weapon.)

J'ai changé cent fois de nom, (I have changed names a hundred times)
j'ai perdu femme et enfants (I have lost wife and children)
mais j'ai tant d'amis; (But I have so many friends)
j'ai la France entière. (I have all of France)

Un vieil homme dans un grenier (An old man, in an attic)
pour la nuit nous a caché, (Hid us for the night)
les Allemands l'ont pris; (The Germans captured him)
il est mort sans surprise. (He died without surprise.)

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
through the graves the wind is blowing,
freedom soon will come;
then we'll come from the shadows.