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MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann compares President Obama’s predicament with General Stanley A. McChrystal to President Lincoln’s decision about General John Pope.

Is General McChrystal useful like General Pope? Or does General McChrystal remind you of another Civil War general? Tell us what you think.

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