Спасение генерала Петреуса

ПРИНСТОН – Соединенные Штаты всего за одну неделю перешли от возвышенных президентских выборов к низменному политическому секс-скандалу. Для многих американцев выборы показали самое лучшее в стране только затем, чтобы потом печально известный процесс сверг героев с их пьедесталов. Для многих не-американцев выборы принесли желанную и убедительную победу Барака Обамы, в то время как отставка Дэвида Петреуса, как директора ЦРУ, была ненужной, нанесенной самому себе раной.

Фактически, как выборы, так и отставка Петреуса являются кусочками единого целого: Америки, которая живет согласно своим обещаниям.

Выборы напомнили многим американцам, что США являются страной, приверженной и способной к прогрессу – продвижению вперед к идеальным представлениям. Обама был поддержан коалицией меньшинств: афроамериканцами, латиноамериканцами, американцами азиатского происхождения, американскими мусульманами, геями и лесбиянками Америки, а также недостаточно представленным большинством – женщинами – всеми теми, кто ощущает на себе сохраняющееся неравенство и несправедливость, которые должны быть устранены. Однако победителями стали все те, кто верит, что Америка, по сути, является приверженной «равному правосудию в соответствии с законом» ‑ словам, написанным на фронтоне Верховного суда.

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