The Music Man

"How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy," observed the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft seems to have taken this to heart. Workers at the Department of Justice are complaining about being expected to sing a patriotic song written by Ashcroft himself. "Have you heard the song? It really sucks," said one department lawyer of "Let the Eagle Soar," which Ashcroft performed personally during a recent speech to a seminary in North Carolina.