Robert Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> asks:
> What is to prevent the people of Earth from believing Clarke's
> move is exactly what it appears to be: a desperate act of a man
> whose crimes are being brought out into the open? How can a man
> who has been openly accused of assassination, who has some pretty
> damning evidence backing up the accusations, and whose very
> legitimacy is being investigated by the government, effectively
> overthrow the government? For that matter, what are Clarke's
> motivations? Is he just consumed by lust for power, or is there
> something else going on?
It all depends on how you frame the issue...i.e., the attacks
are groundless, baseless, and part of a campaign to destroy the
government, he's the attacked innocent....