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October 1, 2009

Simply "Ouch"

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“Plastered smile” meets “forgot how to”? From McChrystal’s standpoint, the shot — taken today — smells of somebody twisting in the wind.

(image: Shaun Curry/AP. caption: U.S. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, left, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, meets British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street, in London, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. McChrystal, whose frank warning to President Barack Obama has raised grave doubts about whether the Taliban insurgency can be repelled, told British academics and reporters Thursday that the current coalition strategy is not winning over the Afghan people.)

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