There are quite a few excellent anti-Iraq War tracks :
Dan Bern's take on Dylan, Talkin Al-Kida Blues
The surprisingly intelligent Dear Mr President by Pink
More than a few tracks by Neil Young
Indirect protests by the Eagles, Springsteen and Fogerty.
What then do the men responsible for the war listen to ?
On December 29, 2006 The Guradian Newspaper reported Blair listened to Cliff Richard, The Bee Gees and Springsteen.
The year before BBC News reported Bush listens to My Sharona by the Knack, Creedence (although not the protest song Fortunate Son) and country from George Jones and Alan Jackson.
No Masters of War (Dylan), War Pigs (Sabbath), definitely no Phil Ochs, I'm Going To Say It Now.
John Howard, our Aussie Prime Minister was most revealing stating he liked Bob Dylan, "but not for the lyrics' (oh God!)
What about the New Leaders.
Aussie new leader Kevin Rudd, more anti-war than Howard, likes Simon and Garfunkel: but he's renowned for not causing a stir amongst the voters.
If Obama gets in, the leader of the free world will be listening to Ne-Yo, will.i.am. and the Goo Goo Dolls (this has to be the worst playlist of all), music he selected for his California benefit coming up. And to think, if I was a Yank I might have voted for him.
The only man who really fits in with Rock Revival is the possible successor of Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, fan of Deep Purple, Zeppelin, and Sabbath.... Rock ON !