Incomplete, inaccurate reports are Nature’s way
Of guaranteeing presidential guilt is kept at bay.
The Oval Office doesn’t need to count each broken spine;
All they need or want to know concerns the bottom line.
Subterfuge, evasion are an agency’s first tools
In keeping operations from the eyes of prying fools.
Accountability is not a government mandate.
Uncle Sam can torture anyone, at any rate.
Of course, some presidents are not amenable to jibes
That they were bamboozled by those predatory tribes;
They’d rather boast a willingness to ply the red hot poker
To demonstrate that morally they are but mediocre.