Joe Scarborough releases 9/11 anti-war song
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, has a new country song calling for the U.S. to bring home troops sent into war after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
“In an endless war / Tell me please how many more have to die / Before my sweet boy comes home,” Scarborough sings in “Reason to Believe.”
The accompanying music video was created by JAM, a production company owned by Scarborough and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski. It was released by Sony Records.
“It’s critical that we remember the heroes of 9/11 and those who are still fighting in an endless war,” Scarborough told The Huffington Post. “They need to come home. It’s time.”
But Scarborough wasn’t always against the war effort.
“I’m waiting to hear the words ‘I was wrong’ from some of the world’s most elite journalists, politicians and Hollywood types,” the MSNBC host said in April 2003. “I just wonder, who’s going to be the first elitist to show the character to say: ‘Hey, America, guess what? I was wrong’? Maybe the White House will get an apology, first, from the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd. Now, Ms. Dowd mocked the morality of this war…”
“Maybe disgraced commentators and politicians alike, like Daschle, Jimmy Carter, Dennis Kucinich, and all those others, will step forward tonight and show the content of their character by simply admitting what we know already: that their wartime predictions were arrogant, they were misguided and they were dead wrong. Maybe, just maybe, these self-anointed critics will learn from their mistakes. But I doubt it. After all, we don’t call them ‘elitists’ for nothing.”
Watch this video from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast Sept. 8, 2011.