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October 7th, 2005

Comment Bono Made last night on Conan @ 08:46 pm

whatsername_31:
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Last night, when Conan was talking to Bono..he said something a bit confusing to me. I know he likes president bush(although I don't) and I can understand why in some ways. Being in Bono's position, you have to be in teh middle, and see the good in everyone. I thought a lot about what he was saying about how if everyone is radical one way or the other, then the world will never come together. I have to agree with him there. I sometimes have to watch myself as I get very radically left wing sometimes.

Anyway, the one thing he was talking about was how Bush had done some good things. Like the Aid he has given Africa, which is fantastic!! but towards the end he made a comment about other things being good, and one of them he mentioned was the war on terror...

That confused me, A lot..cause I hate the war...of course that is my opinion, but I thought Bono hated war too??

Anyway if I have opened a can of worms I should not have, moderators please shove said worms back into their can and throw it at my head...

Otherwise, maybe someone can shed a little light onto what he meant. I have a feeling I may have misunderstood him. Bono is a very intelligent person, and very wise. He always thinks before he speaks. I really applaud him for that..
 
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From:walrusoct9
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)
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I think he meant that the idea of combatting global terrorism is a noble cause, which it is.

The only problem is that Bush has no idea how to go about fighting terrorism, but the idea itself is a good one. However, considering Bono needs Smirky...er...Bush, to accomplish his own goals, he can't exactly say that on national TV.

I also caught that, and thought it was a bit odd, but I think it's one of those times when Bono just has to smile and play nice with the other kids. I'm sure in the years after Bush is out of office and the situation changes, that his true feelings about this time period will become more known.
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From:hbpen
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
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walrusoct9, I love your icon.
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From:mmmmjournal
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
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The war against terror, and yes, our President, are good things. Because nobody should have to live in fear.
From:walrusoct9
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
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No one should have to live in fear.

So, with so much of our military, money, and resources on the other side of the world, how are we safer now? The actual terrorists are in many, many places that aren't Iraq.
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From:onebadkite
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
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Can of worms indeed.

If I remember, Bono wasn't praising the war on terror, even though we are all allowed our opinions. He was saying that this generation has the opportunity to be remembered for bringing an end (or starting to) third world poverty... not just things like the internet, and the war on terror.

It was a neutral comment. Like it or not, this is now an era in our history.
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From:typewriterking
Date:October 8th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC)
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"... not just things like the internet..."

No, don't bring an end to the internet! :)
From:dark_scale
Date:October 8th, 2005 06:58 am (UTC)
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If i'm not mistaken, his appendium to that comment was, "...which are noble things."

In any event, i would think it wise to separate the war in Iraq with the more encompassing War on Terror. Though the concept is spearheaded my neo-cons in Bush's administration, even liberal Democrats and people very much against the war in Iraq agree that there must be action taken against networked terrorist groups. Of course, some pacifists may disagree.

I wouldn't think that Bono is some huge supporter of Bush, nor is he squarely against him. I'm sure he just wants to work with both sides against a common enemy, and thus simultaneously wishes to appeal to both sides while not coming too close with either.
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From:wire_tripper
Date:October 8th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
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I remember waaaaaay back when this whole "war on terroism" started i was watching TRL b.c they were actually talking to people actually in iraq so it was interesting. anyway they aired a clip of Bono and he was talking about how this was a good thing. a "Necessary evil" as he put it.
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From:rockstarsex
Date:October 8th, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
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Just lost a little respect for Bono.
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From:whatsername_31
Date:October 8th, 2005 07:14 am (UTC)
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DAMN!! Everyone just calm down...

I knew I shouldn't have asked this question. God I feel bad now. I did not want to start an argument, I just wanted to understand what he meant, and to get others takes on it.

We all have a right to believe what we do...everyone is never going to agree. Let's not argue , Ok? It makes me sad:-(

Mods I am truly sorry. I agree with many things posted here, and have replied. I honestly did not mean to start all this strife though..

Everyone just think about boo-berry cereal....
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From:typewriterking
Date:October 8th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
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A lot of people seem to be seeing the global war on terror as a binary partisan issue, and I’m wondering why. It seems to me that the vigilant pursuit of those who kill and maim civilians and who design to destroy the culture of the west is a goal to set policy around.
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From:volare
Date:October 8th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
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...and if his comments at Boston 4 were anything to go by, he likes John Kerry an awful lot as well. Don't be brainwashed by what he has to say in public now to keep DATA and ONE in the clear... if you know how to listen to what he says, you know what he really thinks of the idiots in the current administration. His photos taken with Bush vs. those with Clinton tell the story even more clearly. No worries.
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From:whatsername_31
Date:October 8th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. It is a little clearer for me now. I just feel bad everyone got into such a fuss over it...

Bono is really in a position where he has to be very diplomatic in all he says and does. He is affecting positive change in the world, and I want him to be as bi-partisan as he can if that is what helps the causes he is involved in.

I actually took a lesson from what he said about, and this is paraphrasing; how each side needs to work together more than separating ourselves even more. He is right. This may be a hard thing for me to do, but I am going to try to see both sides from now on.
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From:malaria
Date:October 8th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)
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It's amusing to me the way some U2 fans will viciously turn on one other once politics enters the picture, and spew hate-filled words at other fans. Fans of a band that supports peace, working together, love, and all sorts of good things. Kinda makes me think those people are kind of missing the whole point. Whatever happened to, "Hey, I disagree with you, but you're entitled to your opinion" ... ?

One would think you'd read those words in a U2 forum, but so far I haven't seen them. And one wouldn't think fans of this band could be this way. While it's good to have passion behind your beliefs, it doesn't give anyone a right to be an asshole to someone they disagree with politically. Take a few lessons from the B-Man. It would improve you.
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From:flashfire
Date:October 8th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Well said, but I wouldn't expect all fans of a certain band to just act the way the band tries to.

I mean, I wouldn't expect Red Hot Chili Peppers fans to start walking around with nothing more than socks over their groins. I wouldn't expect Rolling Stones fans to do a bunch of drugs because Keith Richards is in the band. I wouldn't expect Oasis fans to fight all the time because of the reputation the Gallaghers have.

I jest - in part - but I hope you see my point. I don't disagree with you, though.

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