Mark I. Kirkmeyer

BROKEN PROMISES

There is a claim
America is to blame
All of her problems

If this is true
The cause is clear
Broken promises

The Indian Wars
Promised lands
Till they had value

Broken Promises

Civil War
Promised freedom
Denied equality

Broken promises

Cuban Refugees
Promised support
Left in the Bay of Pigs

Broken promises

Mujahedeen
Promised support
Abandon instead

Broken promises

Shiites of south Iraq
Promised support
Abandon instead

Broken promises

American soldiers
“We’ll take care of you”
Plausible deniability

Broken promises

Learn a lesson
Honor your word
Word will be nothing