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Stephen Zunes on U.S. Diplomat Richard Holbrooke

December 16, 2010

Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

I don’t always agree with him, not that this is particularly important, but if Stephen Zunes writes something, I do want to read what he has to say and respect his opinion. His book on US Middle East Policy Tinderbox is quite good and I have used it as a text and supplementary reading in a number of classes.

It is reported that just before he passed into unconsciousness on his journey to the beyond that U.S. Diplomat, Richard Holbrooke told his Pakistani doctor `You’ve got to do something to stop this war in Afghanistan”…a suitable parting shot. The media is filled with glowing tributes to Holbrooke but the legacy he leaves behind is more about wading in darkness than bringing peace to the world. I don’t like to dump on the dead, so I am glad that Zunes has done so for me and quite eloquently – and accurately – at that..

So click here to read `the other side of the story’…

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