[Country music has a deep-rooted progressive dimension, going back to Woody Gutherie. Besides Willie, Neil Young, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson have all come out with antiwar songs and support to the movement.]
Give Peace a Vote!
by Willie Nelson
October 11 , 2006
I was at a concert this weekend in California to raise money for the National Veterans Foundation. I'm an Air Force veteran, and I have great respect for the military. I like to support the soldiers whenever I can. But I don't support this war in Iraq.
I was against the war before it started. I always thought it was a terrible decision, badly thought out, badly planned, and then horribly executed.
I want to see our troops come home right away, and so do most Americans.
Unfortunately, too many politicians in both parties refuse to listen.
So when will the troops come home? When we won't put up with it anymore-when we change our government. And how will we do that? By voting the bastards out!
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