Celebrity protestors of war in Iraq lose credibility

A welcome casualty of the war in Iraq is credibility of the celebrity activist.Popularity of the Dixie Chicks, a country music group, plummeted after a member denounced US President George W. Bush from a London stage.Now, mention of the Dixie Chicks at country music events provokes boos. Radio stations have boycotted the ensemble's songs.Suspicion is great that the fiasco influenced a decision by Madonna to cancel release of the video version of an antiwar ditty entitled "American Life."The performer attributed her move to "sensitivity and respect for the armed forces." And far be it from her to offend anyone churlish enough to miss the charitable intent of a dance depicting the tossi...

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