A comment on the death of Richard Holbrooke…
America had a very great loss this week with the death of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, 69, The Bulldozer, who served this country as a negotiator and State Department problem solver for nearly five decades. Known for the Dayton Accords which ended the Bosnia conflict, at the time of his death during 20 hours of surgery for a torn aorta he had been working on the AfPak portfolio… solving the Afghanistan/Pakistan conflict diplomatically.
The Washington Post reports that Holbrooke’s last words came just before the 21-hour operation:
As Holbrooke was sedated for surgery, his final words were to his Pakistani surgeon, family members said: “You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.”
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- An Homage To Richard Holbrooke & To Diplomacy (themoderatevoice.com)
- Richard Holbrooke has died (dailykos.com)
- Richard Holbrooke Dead At 69 (alan.com)
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- What is the legacy of the late diplomat Richard Holbrooke? (politico.com)
Posted on December 14, 2010, in editorial, history, News, Obits, Politics, President Obama, Press, quote, War, Word from Bill, World News and tagged Afghanistan, AfPak, Dayton Agreement, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, United States, United States Department of State. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on A comment on the death of Richard Holbrooke….