Six years after 9/11/2001... a new video from Osama Bin Laden appears, essentially thumbing his nose at the United States and, by all logic, humiliating the Bush Adminstration and the country. He's alive, he's making videos, he's talking about oil and Global Warming and telling us all to convert to Islam.
What's the news? Iraq. A war completely unrelated to the attacks on 9/11, that has been the central focus of our foreign policy since 2001. What's the discussion? The Petreus report. How is Anbar Provinence doing? There was even an interview on Fox News (of course) that dared to refer to Iraq as "essentially a war with Al Qaeda."
If there's anything that today makes me realize, it's that the propoganda machine is far more powerful than the will and reason of the American people and the Fourth Estate.
- 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.