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Kid Rock has blasted his rock peers who are involved with politics - because none of them flew to Iraq to perform for their war heroes.


The rocker wowed troops when he and actress Brittany Murphy jetted off to meet and greet soldiers in Baghdad last year, and now he's angry that those who didn't salute men and women stationed in Iraq are touring to raise cash for President George W. Bush's rival John Kerry on the Vote For Change tour.


He states, "You see this thing now where like Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi - like I love all these guys as musicians - they're gonna raise money for John Kerry. "


"But, before you go and do that, why don't these motherf**kers go over there and play for our soldiers in Iraq? I'm not vocal about my views on the war. I'm just vocal about my views on the troops."


Rock, real name Bob Ritchie, insists rockers have no right getting involved with politics.


He adds, "I do not believe that artists or actors and people should be out there like voicing their full-blown opinions on politics because, let's face it, at the end of the day, I'm not that smart of a guy. I play rock 'n' roll, that's what I do.


"Who would you trust to make your decisions, (Secretary of Defense) Donald Rumsfeld or the Dixie Chicks?"


Rock made his remarks while hosting an MTV barbecue for a group of soldiers returning from Iraq at his ranch home in Detroit, Michigan.


The rocker admitted he'll always be immensely proud of the soldiers he has met: "They don't make the decisions. They get up and go do their job.



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