Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holbrooke's last words

Richard Holbrooke's tragic death is a great loss for our current foreign policy. He was one of the few voices calling for sanity in Af/Pak policy:
Family members said his last words before he headed into surgery were: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan," according to the Washington Post.
From his mouth to our President's ears.

I know Obama campaigned on escalating the occupation there, but I never expected him to adopt the same failed tactics of the previous administration, at least not for so long.

Meanwhile, if you want a refresher on Holbrooke's career, the NYT has a good obit with an interesting rundown of his multi-faceted influence on policy over his many years in public service. Rest in peace.

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Anonymous hire said...

Its a great loss for United State to find his replacement in this difficult time. RIP...

1:18:00 AM  

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