Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mick Jagger on Bush: Don't Hate the Playa, Hate the Game

According to an article at CNN, the new Rolling Stones song "Sweet Neo Con" isn't aimed at President Bush:

"It is not really aimed at anyone," Jagger said on the entertainment-news show's ["Extra"] Wednesday edition. "It's not aimed, personally aimed, at President Bush. It wouldn't be called 'Sweet Neo Con' if it was."

...There is no mention of Bush or Iraq. But it does refer to military contractor Halliburton, which was formerly run by Vice President Cheney and has been awarded key Iraq contracts, and the rising price of gasoline. "How come you're so wrong? My sweet neo-con, where's the money gone, in the Pentagon," goes one refrain.

The song also includes the line: "It's liberty for all, democracy's our style, unless you are against us, then it's prison without trial." "It is certainly very critical of certain policies of the administration, but so what! Lots of people are critical," Jagger told "Extra."
That settles that.

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