An American flag that was flown over Camp Leatherneck, amid the battlefields of Afghanistan, during decisive operations against enemy forces in Helmand Province, was dedicated in honor of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen D. Sklenka of United States Marine Corps.
Commented Mustaine: "Besides getting married and the birth of my two children, I have never been more proud than this moment.
"To all of our servicemen and servicewomen, I love you all, and THIS American supports our troops!"
While performing with MEGADETH on August 7 in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, "Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban. So he's staging all of these murders, like the Fast And Furious thing down at the border and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
He continued: "I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."
Mustaine in March made headlines when he told Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos that he is certain that President Obama "was born somewhere else than America."
"I have a lot of questions about [Obama], but certainly not where he was born," Mustaine said. "I know he was born somewhere else than America."
When Stroumboulopoulos pointed out that this school of thought made the musician part of the so-called "birther" movement, Mustaine countered, "I'm not calling a question to it, I just, you know, it's a point. How come he was invisible until he became whatever he was in Illinois?"
Stroumboulopoulos tried to further challenge Mustaine on his claims, causing the MEGADETH frontman to attempt to change the subject.
"I don't want to talk about my president," Mustaine said, before going on to admit that he was going to "have to do some more homework on where Obama came from."