Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 25 13:27:14 UTC 2011

At 8:09 AM -0400 5/25/11, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Cameron also observed that the Taliban "is on the back foot" in Afghanistan,
>i.e., "on the defensive; at a disadvantage."
>I think.
Maybe he's been watching the NBA playoffs, from which he learned that
shooting successfully on (or off, or from) the back foot implies that
successful detonations are still possible, but will require talent on
the part of the shooter.


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