I have to say, this article seems like a bit of a broadside. It sways all over the topic it proposes to talk about (Obama's position on staying in Iraq) and then misrepresents him. The article's headline is "Obama: Don't stay in Iraq over Genocide." The substance of what Obama is saying, though, seems to be that the current strategy is not a long-term solution, and that civil problems cannot be solved simply by filling a country with troops.
Since when, by the way, was "preventing a genocide" the main reason for us to stay in Iraq?
- Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.