Red Hot Chili Peppers have slammed US President George W Bush, calling him ‘a liar’.
Bassist Flea has called for Bush to be impeached and has said that he hopes America does not go to war with Iran as it would be a “bloodbath”.
In an impassioned message on the band’s official website, he said: “George W Bush should definitely be impeached. He is a liar and his lies have bought misery to millions of people and bought no good to anyone except for the corporate oil billionaires who are making huge profits. They are profiting during wartime – that is unscrupulous and terribly sad.”
He explained: “W Bush has made the world a much less safe place. Before the war Iraq was not a place for terrorists. Saddam Hussein, brutal dictator that he was, was secular and had nothing to do with Al Qaeda and was sanctioned to death and had no power outside of his country. Now it is a breeding ground for terrorism and anti-Americanism is at an all time high all over the world and the people of Iraq are no better off at all.”
In the lengthy post, Flea added: “George W Bush has sent American soldiers over there to be maimed and killed only to serve his selfish oil company needs and for his ego. The administration’s line that they were over there because they wanted to spread democracy and freedom is nothing else besides a lie. If they had any interest at all in the well being of other human beings they would be doing what they could for people who desperately need and would love help in Africa.”
Turning his attention to Iran, the bass player said: “I pray to God that George W Bush and his administration does not invade Iran. It would be a bloodbath. Why don’t they just leave the Iranians alone and go through the United Nations and work on making the United Nations as strong and as just as possible.
“An invasion of Iran would be the worst possible thing that could happen. I pray to God that it does not happen.”
Red Hot Chili Peppers release their new double album ‘Stadium Arcadium’ on May 8, which will be preceded by the single ‘Dani California’ on May 1.