The three witches who led their own Macbeth, the ’Thane of Fife’, Barack Obama, to war in North Africa are Samantha Power, Susan Rice, and Hillary Clinton. With acknowledgment to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, this is how they prepared the way:
Samantha Power (First Witch):
“Round about the cauldron go: In the poisoned entrails throw. Toad, that under cold stone days and nights has thirty one swelter’d venom sleeping got, boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.”
”Double , double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Susan Rice (Second Witch):
“Fillet of a fenny snake, in the cauldron boil and bake; eye of newt and toe of frog, wool of bat and tongue of dog, adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing, for a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble”
“Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
Hillary Clinton (Third Witch):
“Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, witches’ mummy, maw and gulf of the ravin’d salt-sea shark, root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark, liver of blaspheming Jew, gall of goat and slips of yew silver’d in the moon’s eclipse, nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips, finger of birth-strangled babe ditch-deliver’d by a drab, make the gruel thick and slab: add thereto a tiger’s chaudron, for the ingredients of our cauldron.”
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act IV, Scene 1.
We know well how the Tragedy ended for the Thane of Fife. His attempt to seize the throne ended in his untimely death and in the restoration of the crown to King Duncan’s son, Malcolm. If the tragedy should replicate itself in the case of America’s Messiah, the ending will differ. This time, the Third Witch may well seize the political baton from the deposed would-be King, and maneuver for the highest office herself, supported by the potent spells of her fellow witches.