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  •  I concur (4.00)
    Several years ago when I first read that Powell was the US Army Major that was officially dispatched to investigate the My Lai Massacre and his report served as the basis for the initial coverup of that atrocity, I wrote him off as a man who has a warped integrity. In his view of the world, one's primary responsibility is loyalty to one's boss. It's his fatal flaw.

    It's a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Perhaps, like the tremendously powerful modern opera "Nixon in China", someone will compose one for Powell. And who will be his Iago? Rove?

    "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

    by Glinda on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 07:04:10 AM PDT

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    •  Iago not Rove (3.00)
      Rumsfeld
    •  Excellent. (4.00)
      I'm wondering, though -- with misplaced loyalty being his fatal flaw, might the most relevant tragedy be King Lear ? Then the question is, "Who would be his Cordelia?"

      The Democratic Party?

      "You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

      by marylrgn on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 08:12:16 AM PDT

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      •  Hmm ... but he's not a 'king' in this ... (4.00)
        He's not the top guy. Like Othello, he's a military hero known for his military knowledge and skills. There is also the obvious fact: he is a black man who has tremendous respect and power in a white society and earned that respect because of those skills.

        Yes, his downfall is not his insecurities and jealousies. But there is the element of someone feeding him bad information on purpose to feed his flaw and bring his downfall, the Iago of the piece.

        This is a new tragedy, one that doesn't fit perfectly into any single Shakespearean play. It does seem a combo of Othello and Lear. If Shakespeare were alive he'd definitely write it.

        We need our own Shakespeare ... I always thought of him as the "historical conscience" of England and later GB. It's time the US gets one of its own ... although Tony Kushner comes damned close!

        "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

        by Glinda on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 03:40:08 PM PDT

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        •  Fascinating, Glinda (4.00)
          Yes, his downfall is not his insecurities and jealousies. But there is the element of someone feeding him bad information on purpose to feed his flaw and bring his downfall, the Iago of the piece.

          This is a new tragedy, one that doesn't fit perfectly into any single Shakespearean play. It does seem a combo of Othello and Lear. If Shakespeare were alive he'd definitely write it.

          We need our own Shakespeare ... I always thought of him as the "historical conscience" of England and later GB. It's time the US gets one of its own.

          I love to see this kind of multi-dimensional thinking and analysis from this diverse community. It's really great to have this community, that's allI can say.

        •  Glinda... (none)
          You're Good!

          If we do not maintain Justice, Justice will not maintain us. -Sir Francis Bacon.

          by Res Ipsa Loquitor on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 10:08:52 PM PDT

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          •  Yes, but... (none)
            Is she a good witch or a bad witch?

            Sometimes, out of the most ordinary looking vessel can flow the most extraordinary wine.

            by normcash on Sun Jul 10, 2005 at 11:24:56 PM PDT

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            •  Honey, you must be new here ! (none)
              Everyone knows I'm Glinda the good bitch.

              ;-)

              "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

              by Glinda on Mon Jul 11, 2005 at 07:26:39 AM PDT

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