Rocker Ted Nugent has told the Jackson Citizen Patriot that his USO tour with country singer Toby Keith last June was such an "awesome and awe-inspiring" experience that he intends to repeat it in April.He said they played in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and Falluja and Tikrit, Iraq, where they saw "the good, the bad and the ugly." Traveling in an armor-plated Hummer during night-time convoys took him along the same route where Marines were killed, he said. At one stop, he said, he had to take out his Gerber mini-tool and fix the Hummer's door. "I carried my own machine gun over there," said the longtime gun-rights activist. "It was quite intense. It fortified my patriotism and my certainty that America is indeed the last best place ... and that evil metastasizes in our absence." Nugent said he completely supports the Bush administration and the "great military minds." "But it's up to we the people to constantly monitor and ask questions," he said. "I support those who ask questions and those who condemn (the war). ... It's silence I hate." Playing for soldiers in a war zone is the "rock and roll American dream, projected intensely," Nugent said. "You haven't lived until you have Toby Keith playing acoustic guitar next to you in a tent in Falluja," he said. "The spirit, enthusiasm, emotion — it was just riveting." Read more.
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