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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

The Sand Storm

posted by Jazz at 2/22/2005 10:57:00 AM

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While listening to Air America Radio this morning, I heard an interview with Sean Huze. He's a marine who returned from Iraq and has written a play about his experiences there called "The Sand Storm." I was lucky enough to get through on the phone and get in a question with Sean. He has some interesting perspectives on the differences between what politicians are saying about Iraq, what the press manages to report, and what really happens on the ground.

I asked him about whether or not he'd gotten any negative, attacking type of feedback from the chickenhawks and Bush supporters for daring to speak up against the war. I brought up the blogosphere response from the right wingnuts, and he mentioned that there had been some of the typical Bushie bashing coming in, specifically from Arianna Huffington's blog. (I'm not linking to it since I don't read it.) He also mentioned that some extremely partisan people had said some pretty harsh things, but he felt it was worth it if he could get a different perspective on the war out to people who might not otherwise listen.

His play is opening up next month in LA and will be going to New York after that. Check out the link above for more information on that.