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July 27, 2003
Merle Haggard defends the Dixie Chicks Merle Haggard has an editorial on his website questioning the wisdom of the war in Iraq, and defending the Dixie Chicks. You might be a bit surprised to hear these sentiments coming from the author of "The Fighting Side of Me":
I don't even know the Dixie chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching. Whether I agree with their comments or not has no bearing.
Then again "in the same breath" he also pronounces his admiration for Toby Keith.
That's Merle Haggard for you, Mr. Love.
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