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War on Terrorism: The Celebrity View 

Many celebrities feel obligated to share their political opinions and the war on terrorism has been no exception. From novelist Norman Mailer’s rants about “what if the perpetrators were right” to singer Steve Earle’s soon-to-be released tribute to John Walker Lindh, the celebrity community has been a source of anti-American commentary since the war started. Here’s a selection of some of those comments.

A Singer Speaks Up

Country rock singer Steve Earle sang his new song about John Walker Lindh for the Today show. One line described the U.S. as the “land of the infidel” while the chorus included a chant to Allah. 

Today showcased Steve Earle's yet
to be released John Walker's Blues

Film Stars – and One Tennis Star – Complain About the War and the Country


Criticism from the Literary World


Then There’s the Truly Hopeless…

  • At a VH-1 Concert for New York, Richard Gere told a Madison Square Garden audience of rescue and police personnel that he opposed revenge on the terrorists and that “compassion and love” would lead to understanding.


Thank God for Dennis Miller…


…and James Woods

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