"It was filmed before the war started," she explains, "and I do not believe it is appropriate to air it at this time."Inappropriate how, exactly? Because Madonna has changed her stance on supporting the war? Unlikely. Because she's afraid of being "Dixie Chicked"? Possibly. Although her core audience is certainly not comprised of the same people as the Dixie Chicks', the release of the video in Europe would seem to indicate that she thinks it'll resonate better with the audiences there, due to anti-war/anti-American sentiment. She's never shied away from offending large segments of the American audience before, but she's never put a foot wrong in estimating what her fans will tolerate, either (Musically. Repeated failed stabs at a movie career duly noted.)
Faux-Brit Madonna not going to release "American Life" in America.