Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Huffington Post: Holbrooke's Last Words On Afghanistan Downplayed As Joking Exchange By Obama Administration

So the O administration says that Richard Holbrooke's last words were just a joke.  

See this Huffington Post article (below) in this:

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday that the reported last words of veteran diplomat Richard Holbrooke, its point person on Afghanistan and Pakistan who passed away this week, were meant as humor.
Administration officials sought to clarify that, according to people who were present, Holbrooke's final words, "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan," were part of a jovial back-and-forth with the medical staff.
"At one point, the medical team said, 'You've got to relax,'" State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters on Tuesday, relaying what he said he had heard from people who were in the room with Holbrooke at George Washington University Hospital. "And Richard said, 'I can't relax, I'm worried about Afghanistan and Pakistan.' After some additional exchanges, the medical team finally said, 'Tell you what, we'll try to fix this challenge while you're undergoing surgery.' And [Holbrooke] said, 'Yeah, see if you can take care of that,' including ending the war."
Added Crowley: "But certainly, it says two things about Richard Holbrooke in my mind. Number one, he always wanted to make sure he got the last word. And secondly, it just showed how he was singularly focused on pursuing and advancing the process and the policies in Afghanistan and Pakistan to bring them to a successful conclusion."
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What traitorous trash this man was.  If you didn't read my last post (below) on R. Holbrooke's ugly legacy please read it:


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