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Madonna calls for US troops exit
Madonna on stage in the US
US pop star Madonna has said the United States should withdraw its troops from Iraq immediately.

She told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show: "I just don't want American troops to be in Iraq, period."

Madonna, who is now based in the UK, caused controversy last year with her video for song American Life which some critics called "anti-Bush".

She withdrew the video as the Iraq war broke out, later blaming a feeling of "lynch-mob patriotism" in the US.

The singer, who has recently completed a world tour, told the programme: "My feelings are 'can we just all get out?"'

'Global terror'

The 46-year-old pop star said: "Global terror is everywhere. Global terror is down the street, around the block.

"Global terror is in California. There's global terror everywhere and it's absurd to think you can get it by going to one country and dropping tons of bombs on innocent people."

Speaking about the recent US election she said the idea that Americans had voted for George Bush because of moral issues was "spin".

She said American society was "becoming very divided".

"People are becoming very polarised.

"We have people who don't want to think, and who just want to guard what is theirs, and they're selfish and limited in their thinking and they're very fearful in their choices."




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