Decorated in war
A.U.S. ambassador
Caught in selling secrets
To a foreign conspirator
Pledged his allegiance to
The red, white and the blue
As government secrets turn to revenue
He shredded documents
Restricted and confident
Then he got caught
The proof was evident
Traitor to the cause
He broke our highest laws
So why is he still greeted
With the big applause?

American disgrace
Patriot gone to waste
He took a little taste
And had to have it all
Betrayed the fatherland
The flag and all for which it stands
Desertion was the plan he chose to call
American disgrace
Patriot gone to waste
Greed was his demise when he took the fall
Betrayed the fatherland
The flag and all for which it stands
Traitor to the cause
A.W.O.L.!

Now a media star
The whole thing is so bizarre
How this turncoat's rich from seminars
Paying out their ass to see
A man who sold out to greed
A Benedict Arnold who made the nation bleed
New book's a bestseller
T.V. movie in the cellar
Unpatriotic asshole
Should be a prison dweller
Iron clad alibi
Nothing but a pack of lies
Just another felon
Wearing a disguise!


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    General Comment

    President Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal...

    pun1sh3r.xiiion May 15, 2007   Link
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    I think it's more likely, based on when this song came out, that it's about Oliver North and the Iran-Contra affair.

    GiveMeHamon October 12, 2013   Link
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    I think it's more likely, based on when this song came out, that it's about Oliver North and the Iran-Contra affair.

    GiveMeHamon October 12, 2013   Link
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    Because of this song someday i'll need neck surgery...

    Franco08411on July 11, 2016   Link

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