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Why so silent? ‘The Boss’ mum on Syria

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As Barack Obama campaigned for reelection last year, avid supporter Bruce Springsteen penned an unofficial pro-Obama campaign song, “Forward and Away We Go.”

But, ever since President Obama expressed interest in taking military action against Syria, “war-hatin’ Bruce” hasn’t made a peep, as Twitchy.com pointed out on Thursday.

In the run-up to the Iraqi war, Springsteen was very vocal in his opposition to that action, according to Ultimate Classic Rock:

The day of the U.S. invasion of Iraq also happened to be the first date of Bruce and the E Street Band’s Australian leg of ‘The Rising’ Tour. So, it was from the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Australia that Springsteen made his political stance clear.

He opened with a somber, acoustic rendition of ‘Born in the U.S.A.,’ instead of the anthemic full-band version heard elsewhere on the tour. He then launched straight into a full-band attack for ‘War,’ with its impassioned line: ‘What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’.’

So what gives? As Twitchy documented, Ace of Spades was understandably curious:

In response to a recent appeal for song requests by “The Boss,” Adam Baldwin was happy to provide Springsteen an opportunity to address the issue:

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Tom Tillison


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