We tortured prisoners, and this man's argument is...we were good at it?
Marc A. Theissen condones, promotes and defends torture. He is "a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, served in senior positions in the Pentagon and the White House from 2001 to 2009, most recently as chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush."
This man was and is a major speaker for the political establishment. And no, I don't qualify that as "for the past 8 years." The political establishment is what it is. Even with a new administration, we need to see justice done. We have no 'values' that are being expressed right now.
These men are admitting and defending publicly the committing of war crimes. These are crimes against humanity, and that's not hyperbole. We need to put people in jail for this. We put people in jail for petty theft and selling pot and not paying their taxes.
Who are we?
- 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.