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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 03:55 AM
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35. Yes, but there's more to it than that: he backed war on the Middle East
Young wasn't into Reaganism as a social or economic force, but specifically backed its militant foreign policy. It was a position he still maintained through the reign of Bush the Elder and Gulf War I.

In certain ways, the US atrocities in Fallujah and elsewhere in Iraq can be traced to the policies that Young embraced, foolishly.

Good that he's come to his senses. Even when he espoused right wing militancy, I still liked his older, better music (and do so today). But let's be honest about his mistake: it was no trifle. What you call a "flirtation" was the embrace of a worldview that cost many people their lives.
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