Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Bosnia says bye-bye to Bono

Sometime in the past, Bosnia gave Bono a passport.

Now, though, Bosnia wants it back:

Civil Affairs Minister Sredoje Novic tells CMU Music, "If we establish that a passport was given outside a regular legal procedure, we will have no other option but to take it away. We cut no slack to anybody, not even for Bono."

The passport had been a gift from Alija Izetbegovic when he was president; it might have been better if Izetbegovic had given a more traditional gift for a well-meaning pop star, like a hat or an orphan.