Billy Joel apparently doesn't read the news.
I understand the right to free speech, I really do. But when a major musical figure calls our troops "just as good as dead"...?
Update: as some asshole pointed out in the comments, I misquoted the sagacious words of high school drop-out Billy Joel. He did not exactly call our troops "as good as dead." Still, those words - along with ones like "ain't never coming home" - used in reference to our brave men and women fighting overseas, are to put it mildly, demoralizing.