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December 8, 2009

Having McChrystal (and Eikenberry) Well In Hand, Right?

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So, with Lincoln looking on and the door propped open just enough to see from the U.S. to, well, Afghanistan, is this White House photo supposed to frame Obama, his two feuding leakers under sway, with McChrystal’s little head in a vice?

(Or, variation on the same theme, maybe that’s Yorick’s skull … meaning that, in the larger scheme of things, we’re all making too big a deal about Afghanistan and the military after all.)

(11am: revised title to add Eickenberry)

(photo: Pete Souza/White House. Caption: President Barack Obama meets with United States Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry, left, and General Stanley McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, in the Oval Office, Dec. 7, 2009.)

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