That old white man,
he told the talk show host
he was celebrating as he flew
in the doomsday machine
high over the Atlantic Ocean
on his way to Kabul from New York City.
Even from that altitude
he thought of building on
a war, built for decades
on shifting sands.
pleading with anyone who
may be on the other end
of the camera pointed at him.
Demanding they give their lives
for things like, his plane ride
through snow formed clouds over Kabul.
Where 23 of the hundreds of thousands
of people he demanded are dead
as soon as he arrives that day,
because he arrived
that February day.
I've only seen pictures
of snow in Kabul
and in those pictures the sky
is bright with a radiant sun
with clouds so large and white
you can feel the chill.
That old white man loves to tell
stories about flying through those clouds
bringing that chill to the earth
with his descent.
Putting that chill into 23 officers without
even a mention of them, not one.
Aja reads "Snow Over Kabul...":
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Aja confesses: "In 2008, I saw an interview with Dick Cheney on television in which he was describing the February 2007 bombing at Bagram Airbase. People who declared themselves Taliban took responsibility for the bombing, which took the lives of 23 people on the base, saying Cheney was the intended target."
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