4000 Plus and Still Not in my Name

While the Bush III candidacy starts reving up to tell us how good things are going in Iraq, we reached another terrible milestone over the weekend with #4000 of our troops dead. To make matters worse, it looks as though Moqtada al-Sadr’s cease fire is coming to an end, as battles with the Mahdi Army erupt all over Iraq.

“The cease-fire is over; we have been told to fight the Americans,” said one Mahdi Army militiaman, who was reached by telephone in Sadr City. This same man, when interviewed in January, had stated that he was abiding by the cease-fire and that he was keeping busy running his cellular phone store.

Way back in 2002, I posted a song by Chumbawamba called Jacob’s Ladder (Not in My Name), which wound its way thoughout the Internet as a protest to this Unilateral war. I thought today would bea good time to repost it.

Jacob’s Ladder (Not in My Name)

Jacobs ladder
Like the Sermon on the mountain says dumber got dumb
Hellfire and brimstone swapped for oil and guns
When were pushing up daisies we all look the same
In the name of the Father, maybe, but not in my name
On this Jacobs ladder, the only way up is down
One step from disaster, two to make the higher ground
Jacobs ladder
And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain
A million lifetimes left dying in the sun
In the streets down in Whitehall, dogs pickin at the bones
Nine eleven got branded, nine eleven got sold
And therell be no one left to water all the seeds you sowed
On this Jacobs ladder, the only way up is down
One step from disaster, two to make the higher ground
Jacobs ladder
And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain
On this Jacobs ladder, the only way up is down
One step from disaster, two to make the higher ground
On this Jacobs ladder, the only way up is down
One step from disaster, two to make the higher ground
Jacobs ladder
Puppy dog leader sooner or later
Well dig up your cellar and try you for murder
(Repeats)

Just as relevent now as it was then.