Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McCartney Stands up to Terror

There are many things I may not agree with Paul McCartney about, but I've always thought there was something really principled and decent about him.

The Guardian reports that despite death threats, he plans to go through with a concert in Israel to celebrate the nation's 60th anniversary.

"I do what I think and I have many friends who support Israel," McCartney told Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth.

I remember in the months after 9/11, when the various political factions in the U.S. and elsewhere started sniping at each other again, McCartney chastised them for not standing with President Bush and Prime Minister Blair as they struggled to confront terrorists -- two men I doubt he shares much with in terms of political and social views.

I think he saw that something more was at stake than petty politics.

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