Chapter 1- The Rage of George
Chapter 2- Rattling of Sabres
Chapter 3- Entreaties Rejected
Chapter 4- Osama Speaks
Chapter 5- The Underworld
Chapter 6- Fatherly Advice
Chapter 7- The Gods of War
Chapter 8- Juggernaut
Chapter 9- The Prisoners
Chapter 10- Interrogation
Chapter 11- George Dreams
Chapter 12- In the Clouds
Chapter 13- Déjeuner
Chapter 14- Secret Agent
Chapter 15- The Tyrant Flees
Chapter 16- Out of Order
Chapter 17- George Descends
Chapter 18- Master Kim
Chapter 19- Uncurious George
Chapter 20- Asana
Chapter 21- Doing the Patriot Act
Chapter 22- Immaculate Reception
Chapter 23- The Little Prince
Chapter 24- Mission Accomplished
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Sounds of exploding munitions in the distance,
Special operative Max Gordon looks up from his desk,
A lined yellow pad on its weathered and dusty surface,
Light shines bleakly from a small flickering lantern,
Cut burlap grain sacks serve as curtains,
Barely moving in Baghdad’s hot and stagnant night.
On the pad, neat handwriting fills pages,
Names and locations coordinated to logistical maps,
All part of Max’s post-Saddam action plan.
His network of secret agents has been busy;
The American incursion, swift and ruthless, making
It a challenge to implement his careful strategy.
Max reviews his list. He expected
Things would get out of control, but hoped
His agents, free of Baath Party spies
Would be able to begin to move quickly
Before a new administration takes firm hold
And institutes more order.
Armed with unlimited financial backing, Max
And his agents seek treasures of the fallen regime.
Unlike others intent on gold and precious stones,
Max has his sights on other acquisitions transcending
Pure monetary value - he seeks art. Max Gordon,
Secret operative of Christie’s auction house, is ready.
He must move fast. It’s rumored
Butterfield’s and Sotheby’s are on the move.
Already agents have purloined pieces from small museums -
Statue of Astarte, Assyrian goddess of Love and War,
Her firm breasts bare, nipples erect,
She's a hot 5,000-year-old beauty.
The head of Awil-Markuk, in the Bible called Evil Merodach,
(Murdered and replaced by his brother Nergal-shar-usur)
Life-size, solid bronze, weighing 22 pounds, has disappeared.
A sculptured stone head of Hammurabi, of the code of law,
Now fills a burlap sack stuffed into a Land’s End backpack.
At this rate, nothing of value will be left to steal.
Communication from home office, received today
The Bushiad and The Idyossey - Copyright 2004 by Victor Littlebear - All rights reserved