James Blunt Saved The World Before He Destroyed It

“We had 200 Russians lined up pointing their weapons at us aggressively, which was… and you know we’d been told to reach the airfield and take a hold of it.”
 — This is very weird. In 1999, British singer James Blunt “prevented World War III,” as the BBC puts it, by refusing Nato Supreme Commander Europe General Wesley Clark’s orders to attack a Russian battalion in the confusing war in Kosovo. Why would he do that, only to go on six years later to record and release “You’re Beautiful,” which surely did at least as much damage to humanity as full-scale war between nuclear powers would have?