NEW YORK, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Linda Ronstadt has called America's political leaders "a new bunch of Hitlers," according to a report in Friday's USA Today.
In a feature story on the singer's new album, "Hummin' to Myself," the paper quoted Ronstadt as comparing America's political climate to that of Germany, before the rise of Adolf Hitler.
"People don't realize that by voting Republican, they voted against themselves," she said. "I worry that some people are entertained by the idea of this (Iraq) war. They don't know anything about the Iraqis, but they're angry and frustrated in their own lives. It's like Germany, before Hitler took over. The economy was bad and people felt kicked around. They looked for a scapegoat. Now we've got a new bunch of Hitlers."
Ronstadt's outspokenness got her into trouble last July, when the management at the Aladdin resort in Las Vegas had security guards escort her from the premises, after she expressed support for "Fahrenheit 9/11" filmmaker Michael Moore during her show.
In the USA Today article, Ronstadt said she had no regrets about the Aladdin incident.
"It made me look rather good, I think," she said.