Remember Julee Cruise? Her haunting vocals over the Twin Peaks soundtrack? She was brilliant.
And now she’s tarnished, at least in my eyes. On her new blog she posts movingly about American troops shooting dead a tiger in an Iraqi zoo. Doesn’t bother with mourning innocent civillians/policemen in Iraq shot by trigger-happy US troops, and she displays a shocking (IMHO) attitude, to whit: ” to show the World, DON’T FUCK WITH US OR WE WILL DO IT TO YOU!”. Which is the global village equivalent of saying “Well, someone hit me once. Hit me hard. So I’m going to bring my machine gun into school tomorrow and shoot anyone who looks at me in a funny way. Or the person I last had a fight with ten years ago.” – one shouldn’t necessarily lead to the other. Aside from anything else, Saddam Hussein and Oasma hated each other pre-Gulf War II.
*sigh* I guess expecting our favourite singers and childhood heroes to have our relatively mature international outlook is just asking too much.