The least popular politician in years stands at a podium to say 9/11 made it okay for us to torture, kidnap, lie and murder.
It's a no-brainer: the man's entire philosophy has been rejected by the American people, many in his own party, and the world at large. Also, it's been proven in practice to be a staggering failure. Why his prescriptions and opinions aren't met with more straightforward outrage is really the biggest surprise. This man is publicly defending torture, and saying that any action taking by America in its own defense is, regardless of the action, justified. It's a revolting argument that should be met with resounding silence. He should be in prison, not on CNN.
- 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.