Madonna would appear to be mellowing in her middle-age:
- Statement from Madonna on American Life
I feel lucky to be an American citizen for many reasons - one of which is the right to express myself freely, especially in my work.
I understand that there have been reports about my upcoming video "American Life" in the media - much of which is inaccurate. I am not Anti-Bush. I am not pro-Iraq. I am pro Peace. I have written a song and created a video which expresses my feelings about our culture and values and the illusions of what many people believe is the American dream - the perfect life. As an artist, I hope that this provokes thought and dialogue. I don't expect everyone to agree with my point of view. I am grateful to have the freedom to express these feelings and that's how I honor my country.
Whoa - she's not even "anti-Bush." The woman has changed - she's not nearly as big an idiot as her Saddam-apologist ex-husband, although Sean is definitely a better actor.
A Reuters report says the forthcoming video "opens at a fashion show then 'escalates into a mad frenzy depicting the catastrophic repercussions and horror of war.'"