Johnny Cash Died in Great Distress About Iraq Invasion

September 24, 2010 06:50:12 GMT

The daughter of the country legend reveals that if it wasn't because of his health, the star would make 'a public statement against the war.'

Johnny Cash Died in Great Distress About Iraq Invasion
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Country legend Johnny Cash died frustrated and disappointed about America's invasion of Iraq. The singer/songwriter's daughter Rosanne has revealed the conflict occupied her dying father's thoughts during his final waking hours - and caused him great distress.

She insists he wanted to protest the war but didn't have the strength. Rosanne Cash tells The Progressive, "We invaded Iraq in March (2003), and he died in September, and because his health was so fragile, he couldn't take the controversy of making a public statement against the war."

She reveals that doctors put her father into medically induced coma just before the invasion of Iraq - and when he woke, his first thoughts were about the conflict. Cash adds, "He went to sleep not knowing if we had invaded Iraq. It was the last thought on his mind."

"When he woke up, I was sitting by his side. He looked at me and reached over to pull the television over to him. He was looking at me like, 'Did it happen?' I said, 'Dad, it happened.' He went, 'No! No!' Can you imagine? This is the first thing he thought of when he woke up from a week-long coma."

"He protested the Vietnam War... Being in Vietnam changed him fundamentally. He was devastated when we went into Iraq."


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posted by loislane on Sep 26, 2010
Sorry...The song is called "I never prayed"
posted by loislane on Sep 26, 2010
Johnny Cash was very spiritual and I get goose bumps after reading this story and listening to a new song about the war found on myspacemusic@shermanimler
posted by flat top box on Sep 25, 2010
So USA failed one of its best.
posted by James B on Sep 25, 2010
Johnny was one of my childhood heroes. I also am opposed to ALL wars perpatrated by the corrupt government of the United States. Stop supporting the politicians that have failed America which accounts for every single one of them. It's time to wipe the slate clean and get a fresh start.

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