From project building, seen a fiend being hung
With that happening, why they messing with Saddam?
Why indulge in violent and expensive overseas adventurism when America’s ongoing “drug war” has left the poorest and most disadvantaged in such dire straits?
The line “why they messing with Saddam” calls attention to the fact that the Second Iraq War was a preventive war, that is, a war of choice. Note, also, that Saddam Hussein was hanged in 2006, a few months before this song was recorded.
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