"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."So Huffpost. making the point that the White House was trying to defuse any suggestion that Holbrooke had wanted to, well, like end the war in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Department of Self Congratulation
Looks like I pretty much nailed it on Richard Holbrooke's last words: