Neil Young wasn't satisfied with just being stupid. He had to be reprehensible as well.
In an interview with radio shock jock Howard Stern this week, Young decried western military action against the ISIS terrorists who've been raping and murdering their way across Iraq and Syria, and said we should be fighting climate change instead. Okay, fair enough. An old hippie who made his fortune caterwauling off-key protest songs 45 years ago hates war and wants to save the planet.
But Young wasn't finished. He went on to suggest that the American-led coalition is actually worse than ISIS because the terrorists' carbon footprint is only one percent of the US military's - a number he randomly pulled out of his ass, but that's not the point. Young effectively applauded a group of inhuman lunatics for conducting their campaign of genocide in an eco-friendly fashion.
I think we should send Neil Young to Iraq - not so ISIS can kidnap and behead him, but as our secret weapon. Have him yowl and warble his entire music catalogue in chronological order over a loudspeaker, and I'll bet ISIS surrenders before he gets halfway through side 1 of After the Gold Rush.
Come to think of it, send Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan with him and the whole thing is over by lunchtime.