[Dre] Don't even bang unless you plan to hit something
While most of the song tries to shy a way to committing itself to any political stance, this line in particular stands out as a probable reference to Operation Desert Fox, where the United States strategically bombed Iraq in attempts to lessen Saddam Hussein’s power. But president Clinton insisted that the goal of the mission was only to “degrade” Iraq’s ability to produce weapons of mass destruction instead of completely eliminating it. But André feels that if you’re going to pull your bombs out, you better plan to bang.
3 Stacks elaborated on this a little further in an interview with Rolling Stone:
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