Bono is being a pompous ass, but this is still a great version of a great song.
*Actually, I should point out that this version was recorded on the night of the Enniskillen bombing in Northern Ireland, 1987, hours after the band had heard about the incident. The performance is political, so the pomposity is excused. I guess.
Maybe I take that back, the accusation of pomposity. I think that the band was really feeling something real at the time.