I think John would have been among the few not buying the crappy excuses the US government put forward in order to justify the Iraq war, which was so obviously motivated by other things than freeing the Iraqi people from a dictator - there are so many dictators still around oppressing their people and nobody cares. I think John would have spoken up against this insanity, and he would have spoken with authority, and somehow he would have made himself heard. I do agree that celebrities are not automatically politicians and it would be an error to try and oblige them to, but if they have got something to say, they should - as John always did - go out and say it because at least more attention is paid to what they say than to what we say. Otherwise - why were there these rumours that the CIA were going for him? The only thing I can say is that I deeply regret that he is no longer there (although obviously not for this reason only).