T'was two weeksbefore Christmas, And all through Iraq, > > >The people still worried that Saddam would be back. > > >The soldiers went out on their nightly patrol, > > >Capturing the bad guys was always their goal! > > > > > >With raids seeming endless in the triangle Sunni, > > >We hoped that not all of Iraq was so looney! > > >We gathered the tribe of Saddam, in Tikrit, > > >And suddenly now they all started to snit! > > > > > >They told of a farm where Hussein just might be > > >Odierno then called on our boys- from the great 4th ID! > > >More rapid than Baathists our soldiers they came, > > >And he whistled and shouted and called them by name > > > > > >Now Delta, Now Rangers, Now Cavalry too! > > >On Green Hats, on Pilots, I need all of you! > > >Go to that farm and secure it right now! > > >Capture his booty- you guys know how! > > > > > >Off went our soldiers under cover of night, > > >So stealthy, so quiet with no trace of light > > >While we back at home were eating our lunches, > > >Our boys on the ground were following hunches! > > > > > >And then it was time for the raid to begin. > > >The first target came up -empty within! > > >Could it be our Intel was wrong once again? > > >No! Somewhere nearby is the wolf in his den! > > > > > >And then, in a twinkling, camouflage torn away > > >In a hole in the ground did their quarry lay > > >Dazed and confused, right at them he looked, > > >Did the stupid old fool know his goose was now cooked? > > > > > >He was dressed all in rags from his toes to his head, > > >And his beard was as matted as 12 day-old bread! > > >How the mighty had fallen, could this be Hussein? > > >One look in his eyes was to know he's insane! > > > > > >Our boys got their man - how proud we all are > > >The relief in our country is felt near and far > > >A bath he has had now -yet he'll never be clean > > >Forever tainted with mass torture and his Fedaheen > > > > > >To our soldiers we give our undying respect > > >You always give more than we ever expect > > >We hope you can have now a night with some fun > > >Your loved ones back home say- JOB DAMN WELL DONE!