The Question and Answer section for Othello is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I don't think he can, especially for a guy like Othello. Othello was a man of absolutes. He either worshipped Desdemona or he despised Desdemona. He was either a honourable man or he was an evil: for Othello there was no in-between. Othello...
Iago assures him that the match will not last long, and at any time, Desdemona could come rushing to him.Iago wants Roderigo to trust him to obtain Desdemona's love for him.
Iago claims he is a victim of Othello's arrogance by being passed over for Cassio. I don't think Iago is really defendable because he causes the deaths of innocent people like his wife and Desdemona.