Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A note on Holbrooke

UC pays its respects to Richard Holbrooke. His politics really weren't ours, but we're sorry to see him gone. Why?

Richard Holbrooke seemed to have relatively decent objectives in mind, and was willing to pursue them in a realistic fashion. He was the key figure in the Dayton Accords that stopped the bloodletting in Yugoslavia. He later played a role in stopping Milosevic's butchery in Kosovo. His solutions weren't optimal, whatever that might be, but they were solutions that ended butchery and laid the grounds for a semblance of peace. It's too bad he couldn't have done the same for Afghanistan.

Rihard Holbrooke, R.I.P.

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