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Macbush (with Apologies to Barbara Garson)
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0983  Sunday, 5 November 2006

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Date: 		Saturday, 4 Nov 2006 10:18:29 -0800
Subject: 	Macbush (with Apologies to Barbara Garson)

November 4th, 2006

An editorial set to appear on Monday - election eve - in four leading 
newspapers for the military calls for the resignation of Secretary of 
Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

 From Macbeth, Act 5 scene 2:

Now does he feel
His secret murders sticking on his hands;
Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach;
Those he commands move only in command,
Nothing in love: now does he feel his title
Hang loose about him, like a giant's robe
Upon a dwarfish thief.

 From the editorial:

"These officers have been loyal public promoters of a war policy many 
privately feared would fail. They have kept their counsel private, 
adhering to more than two centuries of American tradition of 
subordination of the military to civilian authority. And although that 
tradition, and the officers' deep sense of honor, prevent them from 
saying this publicly, more and more of them believe it."

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