Bruce Springsteen accuses Bush of ruining lives

January 17th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, January 17 (ANI): American singer/musician Bruce Springsteen has accused President George W. Bush of ruining lives during his eight years of rule.
The Born to Run singer, who campaigned for Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential elections, even branded the Bush administration a very radical group of people” who had attempted to undermine the country’’s democratic values.
He said that Bushs period in power was a “nightmare” for most Americans, and that country was suffering its consequences.
“We had a historically blind administration who didn”t take consideration of the past; thousands of thousands of people died, lives were ruined and terrible, terrible things occurred because there was no sense of real history, no sense that the past is living and real,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
He was full of praise for Barack Obamas election to the White House as 44th U.S. President, and said that it represented the triumph of the values and spirit he had attempted to capture in his music.
“His election was an incredible moment for someone who seemed to carry… enormous parts of American history with him. Someone who can reckon with the past, who can live with the past in the present, and move towards the future that’’s fabulous,” he told Observer Music Monthly, in an article to be published on Sunday.
“And for the country to recognise that was a wonderful moment. This place we”ve been talking about, singing about … it’’s alive. It isn”t dead. It exists,” he said.
Known to his fans as “The Boss”, Springsteen also praised US voters for “showing their face” on November 4, but warned that it would take time for the full extent of the damage done by Bush to become clear.
Springsteen’’s anthemic yet poetic rock music has sold more than 120 million records across the world in a career spanning nearly four decades.
He won the best original song Golden Globe last Sunday for his track The Wrestler the theme song to the film of the same name starring Mickey Rourke. (ANI)

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