Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong spoke with Australia’s Time Off magazine about what has him so riled up about President Bush. “[I’m annoyed because] he used September 11 as a flag to go in and fight terrorism, which I think was just a complete lie,” Armstrong complained. “Then there were all the lies that kept coming after that about weapons of mass destruction and all the other things that become cliches at this point. And he’s pushing this sort of American idea onto different countries that are in a completely different world. That’s where a lot of ignorance in America comes from. You’re talking about culture. The people in Iraq or in Germany or wherever; they don’t necessarily want a giant pipeline to go through their country and Walmarts and McDonalds built to support it. That’s where I was just like, ‘You know, no-one’s really saying anything’. I mean, the closest thing was The Dixie Chicks. I was like, ‘Wait a minute! Where’s my rock’n’roll rebellion?’. So I was like, ‘Fu** it! I’ll just do it myself’.”
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