About That Holbrooke Quote….

Yesterday the Washington Post reported–and the Drudge Report heavily promoted–the idea that Richard Holbrooke’s final words were, “You’ve got to stop this war in Afghanistan.” Well, maybe not–at least according to Obama officials who have challenged that account. The Washington Post serves up a follow-up today,under the headline “Holbrooke’s War Remark Called Banter, Not Entreaty,” which apparently offers “a fuller account of the tone and contents of his remarks.” The upshot of the piece is that this was a joke–one that some readers apparently took seriously: Holbrooke’s statement was seized upon quickly by critics of the Afghan war debate, some […]