Toby Keith – Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American)

Country artist Toby Keith responded to September 11, 2001, with this song, which came out the year following. The uncompromising lyrics promise a boot up the rear end of enemies, are generally supportive of American troops and veterans, and essentially endorse a military response, the War On Terror. Keith’s song created enemies at home beyond Al-Qaeda, in the form of a juvenile spat with his pacifist country peers, The Dixie Chicks. Perhaps some feel the squabbling is disrespectful of the victims of 9/11? Nonetheless, the motivations of the terrorists and the American government response continues to be discussed.


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