Even though I totally disagree with some of your current political evaluations(not necesarilly the goals i.e. preventing war in Iraq and elsewhere), I do like your suggestion regarding Mr. Strummer.(though I am hard pressed to see Dubya as a pop star!) We do need a little more of the humanism that Joe Strummer tried to convey throughout his life.
I recently read an interview that Lester Bangs did with you. I guess that you changed some of your perspectives for the better. I guess that Lester Bangs won't be digging up your grave anytime soon to kick your ass.