You might say they’re unlearned

A Denver high school band caled Coalition of the Willing is under fire from conservatives for deciding to play Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War” at their school’s talent show:

But some students and adults who heard the band rehearse called a radio talk show Thursday morning, saying that the band’s song ended with the call for President George W. Bush to die. Threatening the president is a federal crime, so the Secret Service was called to the school to investigate.

Fortunately, the school’s principal is standing behind the students and the Secret Service apparently backed off after taking a copy of the lyrics, which of course call only for an unnamed “master of war” to die, not Dubya. Dylan has been called “ahead of his time,” but it would be a feat even for him to call for the death of George W. Bush more than three decades before he even became governor of Texas.