Thursday, August 11, 2005

Jagger Doesn't Even Have the Courage of His Convictions

I think Mick Jagger is one of the great rock and roll stars of all time, but I'm gonna call 'em as I see 'em, and his current attempt to have his cake and eat it, too, isn't going to fly. Jagger has penned a song called 'Sweet Neo Con', as you may have heard, and as you may suspect, it's a diatribe against the Bush Administration. That's obvious to everyone but Jagger:

The Rolling Stones' upcoming album contains a song seemingly critical of President Bush, but Mick Jagger denies it's directed at him, according to the syndicated TV show "Extra."

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

The song is from the new album, "A Bigger Bang," set for release September 6.

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."

Mick, Mick, Mick...rule number one: when you're in a hole, quit digging...

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