> It would be interesting to hear his views on the song and the situation now.
I normally make it a point never to take in part in threads where the topic is me - I would hate to inhibit anyone from expressing their views because they think I might be reading them :) but this is worth making an exception.
Last night in Dublin I was asked to sing this song - I refused for the simple reason that if I were asked this question today I could not in all good conscience answer in the way I would have when I wrote the song.
The song was a Cold War song and, like all topical songs, was always in danger of becoming obsolete as events overtook it. That is the price one pays for commenting on the present rather than the past.