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58. To Slip or Not to Slip: Been There, Done That

In 2010, General Stanley A. McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, shared his feelings about his Commander-in-Chief with an advisor, who was later quoted in a Rolling Stone article:

Obama clearly didn’t know anything about him, who he was. Here’s the guy who’s going to run his f***ing war, but he didn’t seem very engaged. The Boss was pretty disappointed.F58.1

The very same week the article was published, his Commander-in-Chief relieved General McChrystal of his command.

During the same month, Tony Hayward, the CEO of BP, in a statement to the media about his company’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, said, “I’d like my life back.”F58.2

One month later, BP ...

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