View Poll Results: should the offspring play for the troops in iraq?

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Thread: should the offspring play for the troops in Iraq?

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    I think it's pretty safe to say that the lyrics to Hammerhead are partially inspired by the war in Iraq. I'm not going to pretend I know exactly what was going through Dexter's mind when he wrote that song. But it would be pretty hard to imagine that during a time of war, Dexter wrote a song about a gunmen who thinks he's doing right but he's actually doing wrong, yet it has NOTHING to do with that war. I know they've said in interviews that it's not really about the war, but all that means is that the subject matter isn't directly about the war. That doesn't mean it's not inspired by the war, and I personally think it almost certainly is. Maybe he was only thinking about certain aspects of the war, like missions where the soldiers are likely to kill innocent civilians. But I know that song has got something to do with the war.
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    Personally, I think it's a fucking awful idea.
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    In my opinion they shouldn't. I don't like that idea at all.

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    That's something Bad Religion should do. The lyrics to some of their songs (including "Los Angeles Is Burning") are related to the war in Iraq.

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    I just saw something that got me thinking about this...
    Last year, Yellowcard went to the middle east to play some concerts over there, including in Iraq. They said that although they do not actually support the war, they totally the men and women who are serving their countries away from their homes. They diserve to get a little piece of their homes, and a concert would be a great way for the troops to forget for a moment that they're in a different country, facing a war and stuff.
    I totally agree with Ryan (from Yellowcard), you can check the post here: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?f...ogID=347342788

    And also, about the Jennifer Lost The War thing. Jennifer Lost The War isn't quite about war, I see the word "war" in the song as life... The girl who was died in the circus and later was identified as Little Miss 1565 lost her life, she lost her war. Living the life, facing the society... I guess these things are what the word "war" means in that song.

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    I think it would be nice (I mean, those guys and gals are fans, too), but I can't really visualize it happening.
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    It seems an excellent idea, not what others think, but I do not like the idea ... I simply thought ^ ^
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz7uN...eature=related

    Here's The Vandals with Byron from Pennywise playing in Iraq. I saw a better video on On Demand before with soldiers moshing and stuff, but I can only find this one for some reason. It's the Vandals covering "America (Fuck Yeah)" from Team America.
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    Exclamation I don't think so!

    I think it'll be the greatest shit for The Offspring to play for the troops in Iraq! It'll be like a political support to the one who sent them there. The Offspring are not politics they should never be. And by the way all these troops they are paid by the government for been there - for killing - it's their job - it's not a duty - don't be blind - see it! I think The Offspring could play for the fire-fighters and medics, and police officers - people that are saving your lives everyday in hospitals, in your own homes, on the street, but not for somebody who is in a foreign land killing people and saying - "we are the good guys the rest of the world are the bad guys they have to die, we're gona make the world a better place" - this is not true - nobody wants war even the mussulmen - everybody wants peace instead of US government because they are spending all of your money (the money of the american and british people) for creating bigger army and more weapons. US foreign affairs politics really sucks. I hope your new (US) president would be a real peacemaker not a kid playing the game of soldiers and wars! In the end I have to say that I think The Great Punk than brought us all here to this band and these forums says - "Make peace, not war" - another reason for The Offspring not to be playing for US or even brithish troops!
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