Posted by: Taylor Hoff | December 14, 2010

LGF – Richard Holbrooke’s Final Words: “You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.”

RIP, Richard Holbrooke

Charles Johnson
US News • Mon Dec 13, 2010 at 6:19 pm PST • Views: 2,179

After being rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta, US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has died tonight at the age of 69.

UPDATE at 12/13/10 7:33:30 pm:

A stunning postscript:

As he was sedated for surgery, his final words were to his Pakistani surgeon, according to family members: “You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.”

I don’t know about you, but I believe people choose their final words very carefully, and I intend to listen to them. If only he could have lived to explain…

Rest in peace, Richard Holbrooke.

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