Who started the war Brian? How short is your attention span and have you had your memory checked for dementia lately? I think you should learn more about the facts behind this war, the history of it, before you chime in as an ignorant racist pundit for hipster rockstar fans. It's hard when musicians you respect turn out to be unintelligent simple minded thinkers. Separate the art from the artist? Perhaps. You don't have to pontificate like Friedrich Nietzsche to co-create Achtung Baby, I guess.
In the letter, Eno questions America's response to the violence:
Why does America continue its blind support of this one-sided exercise in ethnic cleansing? WHY? I just don't get it. I really hate to think its just the power of AIPAC… for if that's the case, then your government really is fundamentally corrupt. No, I don't think that's the reason… but I have no idea what it could be.
The America I know and like is compassionate, broadminded, creative, eclectic, tolerant and generous. All of you symbolise those things for me. But which America is backing this horrible one-sided colonialist war? I can't work it out: I know you're not the only people like you, so how come all those voices aren't heard or registered? How come it isn't your spirit that most of the world now thinks of when it hears the word 'America'? How bad does it look when the one country which more than any other grounds its identity in notions of Liberty and Democracy then goes and puts its money exactly where its mouthisn't and supports a ragingly racist theocracy?
Really Brian? How far back does the history of this war go in your mind? a month or two? Do your research before you presume.