In spite of all the splendid attributes of competence, dignity and self-respect that accompanied the honorable and valiant Othello in his military career, he was merely mortal, an easy victim of...
Even Condi Rice who endorsed Romney is tired of the boorish behavior of the Republican party politicizing the death of four brave Americans in Benghazi. http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/25/1089691/condi-rice-pours-cold-water-libya/ RICE: "When things are unfolding very quickly, it’s not easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11? It’s easy to try and jump to conclusions about what might have happened here. It’s better to let the relevant bodies do their work."
If William Shakespeare were still with us, he would have found his Othello. David Petraeus is not the darkly handsome Moor of the Bard's tale, but a pallor, highly-decorated officer, a nerdy-looking guy with a comb-over. However, like the Moor, he fuses monumental courage with human frailty. Public stature often stands on clay feet. It's the rest of us who put the marble sculpture of celebrity on its pedestal.
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