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Jul 10, 2021

In 1989 Miss Saigon (the musical) debuted in London and then on Broadway in 1991. The classic scene of Vietnamese reaching for the last helicopter to leave, before the Viet Cong entered the city, was unforgettable. How soon before we see a musical depicting us sneaking out in the middle of the night, after twenty years, from Afghanistan. George Bush said "Mission Accomplished." Joe Biden said "The mission has not failed--yet." Both presidents share something in common when it comes to the Middle East ---delusion. But don't you need a little delusion for a successful stage show. I see it now: " Miss Afghanistan, featuring all the sites and sounds of a twenty year war and the singing and dancing to back it up. Get your tickets. Guaranteed to be a SMASH!"