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10 years later, Dixie Chicks right all along

LZ Granderson

He is a senior writer and columnist s waiting for the bus in his Army green ...

Those are the first two lines from one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard, "Traveling Soldier." If you don't know it, I encourage you to look it up -- unless you're one of those folks who still hates the group that made the song popular, in which case, its beauty might be lost on you.

It was 10 years ago this week -- as the country was barreling toward war with Iraq -- that Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, stood in front of a packed house in London and said:

"Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence. And we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas."

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I remember it well

and, yes, they were correct regarding the illegal invasions.

The British leadership was/is just as culpable.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Well I see people still haven't given up on the meme

Of believing the "Mission Accomplished" banner was referring to the Iraq War and not to the end of the carrier's 290-day deployment (i.e. mission).

It's pretty telling

who the owns the media, that once they came out against the war they were completely blacklisted from television and radio.

Couldn't let some patriotic country singers turn public opinion against their planned zio-wars.

"If this mischievous financial policy [greenbacks], which has its origin in North America, should become endurated down to a fixture, then that government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off its debts and be without debts. It will hav

They were right to be ashamed of Bush. I was too.

I am a country music fan and loved their music...and thought Bush was a horrible disappointment.

That said, are they also ashamed of Obama? Would they say that as well? The reason I ask is because I think they were probably also liberal in the rest of their politics as well.

I thought they were right all along!

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Yeah, but they were

Yeah, but they were anti-marijuana legalization which I thought was made no sense.

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