Motherhood has prompted punk icon Patti Smith to fight for American
President George W Bush's removal from office - because she can sympathise with
Iraqi mums who have lost their children.
Smith has even written RADIO BAGHDAD - a touching tribute song on her new
album TRAMPIN' - for grieving Iraqi mums, who have lost their loved ones in the
And she's now urging fans to make sure they vote in the 2004 elections, in
the hope of finding a replacement for Bush.
She says, "I've been speaking and marching against the Bush administration
ever since his tenure began.
"The present administration has confused the American people by linking
nationalism to patriotism. To me, a patriot is someone who constantly asks
questions of his government and demands answers.