November 14, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Hey, Secret Service man, vet a song for me

Secret Service investigates 40-year-old Dylan song

Of course, the Secret Service was right to investigate. True, the song doesn't name the president; it's a vicious attack on the
  masters of war
  You that build all the guns
  You that build the death planes
  You that build the big bombs
  You that hide behind walls
  You that hide behind desks
Back in '63, people remembered how recent Republican President Dwight Eisenhower had warned of a the "military-industrial complex" having an undue influence on politics, and Dylan -- Goldwater fan that he might have been -- probably didn't have Kennedy or Johnson in mind.

Today, with the country being run by Haliburton, it's understandable that Dylan's barbs cut too close to the White House for the Secret Service.

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