They could be seen as pro-war by a dull audience.
It's their decision.
There is a difference between supporting the War, and having solidarity with the individual soldiers. Playing a show to entertain coalition soldiers in either Iraq, or Afghanistan is quite a bit different to endorsing the policies of the Bush Administration.
And although i'd have no issue with them doing so, they don't really seem like the type of band, that would do such a thing. Nor do I know how well received they would be.
I know there's a difference, a huge difference. But if you're fighting there I don't think it would be the best thing to have a band play there that's against the war. I mean, the soldiers probably need every little piece of support to get them through that period of time.
Soldiers in WWI and WWII were heroes, our soldiers are just working for money.
And I know Dexy is inelligent and he would never mess with them.
i guess that everybody knows about rock-metal culture against the wars,fascism and military policies ;) and offspring can protest this war and other wars with their concert,maybe they couldnt go there but they can say this in concerts.but not for soldiers,they have to do it for to be against the allwars ;)
If this thread has taught us anything, it's that we need a Dexter on Song for Jennifer Lost the War!
I don't think Jeniffer Lost The War is about war at all. "The war" is everybody's struggle to fit in society, you know, forcing yourself to be what they want you to be, "we're all just soldiers" - everybody has to participate in that "war", little girls being abused ="loose the war", but "soldiers" keep their mouths shut and focus on their duty instead, it's easier this way for them to keep image of successful part of society and to cover their doubts with "she must have really sinned".
Maybe, it has some anti-media context as well.
It doesn't make too much sense, but I guess back then Dexter was young, rebellious and quite impudent :), those were his early lyrics and he could exaggerate at some places.
Anyway, I agree with Tijs' point, I would prefer for Offspring to do just usual touring.
of course NOT!!!
Although I am fervently opposed to the idea, it's their decision. It would be incredibly ironic after Hammerhead's release, but I'd hate to contradict Noodles.
To conclude: *shrug*