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- Posted on Aug 13th 2009 4:00PM by Steve Baltin
It's a surprising response, but Martsch -- who says he's glad Obama "won and stuff" -- has very strong beliefs that lead him to that controversial decision. "I don't think we should be at war at all with anyone," he says. "I can't support that in any way at all. Continuing and escalating the war in Afghanistan is unbelievable to me, such a complete waste. As long as we are occupying countries and fighting wars, I have a hard time supporting him. I'm adamantly opposed to war."
Martsch's current political frustration goes beyond just war to the financial crisis that is troubling many Americans. "Also, I don't like him bailing out financial sector over and over again," he says. "That's another thing we need to rethink is capitalism and Wall Street. Those things are not ever going to work. That's just a handful of people ripping everyone off."
Given his very strong stance on pacifism, one might take the band's forthcoming album title, 'There Is No Enemy,' to have a direct connection with that view. But Martsch says that's up to you, the listener. "It's open for interpretation. It means something to me, but I don't really like to discuss that sort of thing," he says. "Unless I have something really specific in mind, which I hardly ever do or even if I do, I still like to let people make up their minds about the things we do, lyrically and musically."