CNN to Neil Young: Worried That People Think 'That You're Unpatriotic?'
Friday on CNN Headline News' Showbiz Tonight, a segment was devoted to celebrities getting political. Host Sibala Vargas began with, "From coast to coast and TV movies and music, stars are speaking out loud and clear." The Dixie Chicks, Jon Bon Jovi, Pearl Jam, Merle Haggard and Paul Simon all oppose the war and the President, the program noted.
Rocker Neil Young, whose recent musical contributions include the toe-tapping ditty "Let's Impeach the President," was asked by Miss Vargas: "Are you concerned that some might think that you`re unpatriotic?" He replied, "Oh, no, I`m not concerned about that in the least. I feel like I`m exercising my right of free speech which is what our boys are fighting for the Iraqi people to have."
Of course Young isn't being unpatriotic. At least not to the United States. That would be impossible.
Neil Young is, and always has been, a Canadian citizen. Which makes one wonder what in the world he means when speaking of "our boys" fighting in Iraq.
Not that anyone at Showbiz Tonight would ever ask him.