David Beckham is to blame for the war in Iraq, because he didn't use his superstar status to rally against it - according to Scottish rocker JOHN MCCLURE.
In a bizarre rant, the Reverend & The Makers singer insists superstars have a responsibility to use their fame for good, and he's convinced the British government would have backed out of the war if the likes of Beckham had rallied public support against conflict.
He tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "If David Beckham had of spoken out about Iraq it wouldn't have happened, I honestly believe that hand on heart, or Britain certainly wouldn't have got involved. Beckham's cultural gravitas was as such in that period that if he'd have gone, 'I don't want this war in Iraq, it's an awful thing, we should not do it', it wouldn't have happened, the public would've gone mad against it.
"But because he kept his gob shut, and everybody else did, it happened, we sleepwalked our way there."