It hasn't so far gotten the attention of other war related songs, but Clint Black has a new pro-military song available for free download from his website. So far, I'd say this rates as probably the best of the current war related songs, pro or con.
I typically have very low patience for modern commercial country music [post 1980 or so]. Of many thousands of albums in my collection, NONE of them are by Clint Black. Indeed, I couldn't right of the top off my head name a single other Clint Black song. Now, I know that he's one of the biggest country stars of his generation, so I must have heard a bunch of his songs. None of them has made a significant impression on me.
However, I'll give him this one. It's not particularly innovative or groundbreaking, but it is fairly catchy. It does have at least a somewhat memorable melody. It does have a decent melodic hook (under the line "I rock. I rack-em-up, and I roll").
It also sports a decent groove. It plays out a blues groove, paced deliberately for maximum understated menace. The general arrangement is better thought out than typical modern country. The bass line even jumps out at me a few places. All in all, I'm liking it better with each listen.
As to the lyrics, they're pretty good. Beyond the fact that I will tend to agree with the political point, they are well above average in their execution. For starters, they are on message. Contrast them to, say, the Beastie Boys crappy excuse for an anti-war song. The lyrics are just generic scattershot liberal crap about Bush doing coke and taking corporate contributions. Yeah, yeah.
Besides being more focused, Black's lyric has more unique personality. "I'M BACK AND I'M A HIGH TECH GI JOE I'VE GOT INFRARED, I'VE GOT GPS AND I'VE GOT THAT GOOD OLD FASHIONED LEAD" Nice lyrical details, and a bit of wit.
Finally, I'll note that the first verse has a nice summation of the most basic argument for our military aggression. It's not particularly the cleverest or most unique part of the lyric, but it makes the basic point.
IF EVERYONE WOULD GO FOR PEACE
THERE'D BE NO NEED FOR WAR
BUT WE CAN'T IGNORE THE DEVIL
HE'LL KEEP COMING BACK FOR MORE