Joni Mitchell is back at the cosmetics counter. All her careful artifice and studied distant remove can't make even a glimpse of the world of flesh and consequences appear on her latest muddled canvas. "No Apologies" is Mitchell's stab at outrage. It is laughable as she seizes on the recent news items about U.S. sailors raping a local girl near an American Navy base. Mitchell, ever the artiste, condenses what might've been a laudable attack on Pacific Arena geopolitical conventional wisdom into a single verse that blurs the Okinawans who want our military off their island with corporate Japan, ever eager to satisfy its loyal customers.
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