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“Have You Forgotten”
Darryl Worley
Written by Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble

Have you forgotten how it felt that day
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away?
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside
Going through a living hell

And you say we shouldn’t worry ’bout Bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I received an email from a friend of mine today; I won’t use his name. But he’s serving right now in Iraq. You know what the email was full of? Hope, pride for serving his country. He doesn’t want to be there, would you? He has family and friends who love him and would rather have him here than there.

America, we forget way too easy. Do you know how bullies gain power? Because people will cower away from them, just hoping they will go away or that someone else will deal with them.

War should only be used as a last resort. Well after 9-11, I’m not real sure America had any options left. We were not the first to be attacked – Israel lives with attacks almost daily. We are not going to be the last – Spain and England should be proof enough for that. But if we let our guard down even just a little we will be attacked again.

Now I’m fixin’ to say something that may upset some people so I want to set the record straight right now. As Americans it is our right and our responsibility to question our government every step of the way. The minute we stop will be the minute we lose every freedom we hold dear.

So with that being said, if you disagree with what I’ve just said, please by all means voice your concerns, write to your congressmen. Good men have died to ensure your freedom. Heck take your frustrations out on me, yell at me, curse me out. Because right now I’ve just turned my speakers up and all I hear is: Have you forgotten?

Well have you?

Edited: NB,REF: Aaman, closed font
Edited: LM

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  • kc

    “And you say we shouldn’t worry ’bout Bin Laden
    Have you forgotten?”

    No, I haven’t forgotten about Bin Laden at all. In fact I keeping bringing him up in conversations about where we should be fighting, and who should have their American assets frozen until they are inclined to “remember” where he might be hiding.

    No, I’ll never forget Bin Laden no matter how many distractions and broken promises crop up. He’s our enemy and we need to find and stop him.

  • Shark

    There’s just no justice in the world.

    If there were, Darryl Worley would be convicted of poetic terrorism for rhyming the word “forgotten” with “bin laden” — and sentenced to be hung by his opportunistic, semi-literate ass until dead.

    PS: I’m surprised he didn’t follow up this cheezy patriotic MARKETING PLOY with a song that includes the lyrics:

    “He’s just a bully bedouin ham,
    this guy they like to call Saddam;
    I say we mail him a real smart bomb,
    this guy they like to call Saddam.”

    …On second thought, hey Darryl, uh, I mean “Alyfireman” — CALL ME!

  • Shark writes: “There’s just no justice in the world.

    Reply: Are you suggesting that this B-list country singer would sit down and write (in it’s most liberal and broad usage) a song (again, taking all liberties incumbent with the word “song”) about a national tragedy simply to cash in on the country’s rising sentiment and patriotism – at least as such was present at that time?

    Sir, I am shocked! I demand satisfaction. As I am the initiator, you may choose the weapons and I will name the time. Toby Keith will be my second.

    Yours, on the field of honor,


  • Tao Jonez

    yo, I ain’t forgotten jack shit. Like, I ain’t forgotten punk ass Osama, I ain’t forgotten watching buildings drop, I ain’t forgotten the video of bitch ass Osama laughing about it and taking credit, calling the punks that did it gullible

    and I ain’t forgotten Osama ain’t in Iraq, never has been, never will be. but it looks like some peeps have forgotten that.

    so what are the homies gonna do about it? what’s the deal when the peeps in charge of getting bin Laden seem ta forget the target and empty the country’s clip inta the wrong silhouette?

    sing me that song, redneck.

  • BillB

    I haven’t forgotten.

    It’s actually pretty tough to forget something that wasn’t in the first place… like a connection between Iraq and 9/11.

    Living about 20 minutes out of Manhatten I’m infinitely interested in avoiding further attacks, especially of the “nuculer” sort.

    Ya see, I am one of those who believe our actions in Iraq may well have made this potential more probable.

    My heart goes out to those over there like your friend as their committment and willingness to put their lives on the line has been abused by this administration.

    I do however, understand that this country of ours is indeed great in many ways, and not to judge it too harshly on the basis of one misguided administration.

    That being said, the only way such abuse can exist is when the public, with assistance from the media, is asleep at the wheel.

    I also don’t accept a lot of the hogwash you can read about how it doesn’t matter whether or not any of the assertions attempting to justify war were true; that Iraq was a good place to start.

    No I haven’t forgotten; I am just very careful about what I believe in the first place.

  • alyfireman

    I’ll concede the fact that this post was written with alot of raw emotion. And I belive with should have been done with Afghanistan before we went into Iraq and that we haven’t found any link between Iraq and 9-11. But I belive hole heartly that there more than enough edvince to link Saddem(however the heck you spell his name) and Al-Qedia.

    Please by all means correct me if I’m wrong. When Chintion fired of missle into Iraq wore they not at al-qedia training camps?

  • billy

    damn i wish bush hadnt “forgotten about bin laden”.

    he even said “i dont think of him very much” in a press conference. probably why he got us diverted AWAY from bin laden and into iraq.

  • billy


    you are correct clinton tried to take out bin laden which is what we should continue to do.

  • Well, you sure found a way to bring the bush haters out in the light of the sun, Alyfireman.


  • Tao Jonez

    yo Dave, i ain’t hatin or celebratin
    i’m just keepin it real, and talkin ’bout whas been done
    so is most other folks
    so is the original post
    so bring the noise ta real hate mongers, ya know, like Bambenek

    peace y’all

  • Bill B

    I think you’ve got a couple of situations mixed up.

    I believe Clinton made an attempt at Bin Laden in Afghanistan.

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, after fleeing Afghanistan after our invasion and bombing, set up a camp in Iraq just in from the Iran border and in the northern no fly zone. By the time we went into Iraq the camp had been deserted.

    >But I belive hole heartly that there more than enough edvince to link Saddem(however the heck you spell his name) and Al-Qedia.< Where? The attempts to make that case were based on sketchy and uncorroborated evidence that has since been shot down by the 9/11 commission that found that there was insufficient evidence and no collaborative relationship between Qaeda and Iraq. In response Cheney said he had other information to which former Jersey Governor Keane asked that he reveal it. We're still waiting. Hussein did indeed offer rewards to the families of terrorists who struck in Israel, but that's a different issue.

  • For some reason I just don’t see you as a big country music fan, Tao.

    >>so bring the noise ta real hate mongers, ya know, like Bambenek<< Actually, Bambenek may be far right, but what he hasn't shown himself to be at all is a hate monger. He's conservative, but he seems to be pretty rational and not motivated by base instincts. You want a hatemonger on the right to bash on, may I offer you Anthony Grande? Dave

  • billy

    bill b, that is honest analysis. of course there are some connections between iraq and terror, but they are sketchy and there are much more ties to iran, syria, etc, and there still are.

    some just believe invading iraq at this time wasnt the right choice.

    some feel it will lead to a possible decline in america as a superpower, when you look at what china is doing right now.

    they are building 50 battleships per year with nukes, for the forseeable future, while we are wearing ourselves down in a not fully productiove way.

  • Tao Jonez

    yo Dave, ant g is on my list fo shizzle
    but Bambenek can’t say nothin without hatin on anybody not on his side, know what i’m sayin
    so he’s fair game too
    feel me, playah?

  • Ken

    somebody’s forgotten about Bin Laden, that’s why he’s still on the loose almost 4 years later after 9/11.

    Are we safer now that we got Saddam? A little. But, man we’d be a hell of a lot safer if we put our resources directly at Bin Laden adn the Al Queada networks and cells around the world. And, you can blame anyone you like but responsibility lays with those who’ve been in charge this whole time.

  • RJ

    Darryl Worley’s pro-war song never touched me on an emotional level quite like Alan Jackson’s or Toby Keith’s…

  • No, I haven’t forgotten that Darryl Worley and Toby Keith have used the Iraq War and 9/11 to cash in. Truly dispicable behavior.

    Unless, of course, Worley and Keith have donated all the profits from those songs to the armed forces.

    Those two are as hypocritical as it gets.

  • I liked that one from the first Iraq War about ‘putting a boot’ in Saddam’s ass.


  • RJ

    Remember “All I Am Saying…Is Kick Saddam’s Ass…” from the first Gulf War?

    Great stuff! 🙂

  • I received an email from a friend of mine today; I won’t use his name. But he’s serving right now in Iraq. You know what the email was full of? Hope, pride for serving his country.

    That’s nice. A lot of young men in Hitler’s army felt exactly the same way.

    He doesn’t want to be there, would you?

    Then why did he sign up?

  • RJ

    I received an email from a friend of mine today; I won’t use his name. But he’s serving right now in Iraq. You know what the email was full of? Hope, pride for serving his country.

    That’s nice. A lot of young men in Hitler’s army felt exactly the same way.

    That’s disgusting.

  • He signed up to , because he belives like I do that service to his country his very important. And as for as the comment about Hitler, well I won’t go there.

  • What was it that Hermann Goring said?

    Goring: “Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.”

    Gilbert: “There is one difference. In a democracy, the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.”

    Goring: “Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”

  • RJ said:

    That’s disgusting.

    The truth often is. The fact is, it is precisely the same sheep mentality that killed 6 million Jews. A country that had men who were ‘proud’ to do what they were told, without thinking about whether it was wrong or right.

  • It is amazing to me that on this planet, “doing the right thing” and “serving your country” seems so often to involve killing people.

  • Tao Jonez

    word ta da world, Martian

  • Chomsky

    holy crap! i showed up way 2 late for this one.