Iraq and I Roll- Clint Black
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41gGLmKSm-E YOUTUBE VIDEO
Iraq and I roll is written by Clint Black and Hayden Nicholas. It is performed by Clint Black. This song is specifically about the Iraq war, and how the artists thought the war was absolutely necessary. With lines like ” If everyone would go for peace-There’d be no need for war-But we can’t ignore the devil-He’ll keep comin’ back for more” and “We’re not beggin’ for a fight- No matter what they say”, the writers are responding to people who protest the war. Peace is a wonderful ideal but there are times when the cold reality of a particular foreign policy situation makes war necessary. I don’t think the song glorifies war. It does a good job of explaining why war is ugly and necessary sometimes.
The rest of the song talks about the troops and the USA. Black and Nichols obviously think the the USA is the finest nation in the world and that the troops should have no regrets for defending their country and doing their job. “So be careful where you tread” and “But our troops take out the garbage- For the good ol’ U.S.A.” are examples of how the artist are supporting the troops and their confidence that the military will take care of the problems that caused the war in the first place.
I very much agree with this song and the message that its sending. Even if you do not agree with the war, the troops are just doing their job, and they are doing a fine job. The USA has the best military in the world, composed of some of the best people. They deserve our utmost respect.