Holbrooke is dead. Even in great pain he could not avoid schmoozing the surgical team about his diplomatic task and how obsessed with it he was. This a man who truly let his work kill him. All you Type A people out there! Pay Attention! Nobody is that important or necessary.
Anthony Cordesman should be appointed to replace Holbrooke. He is equally self important and although he was an enthusiastic cheerleader for the "transformational" neocon goals of the wars of our time, he now professes to see the light of rational limitations on national folly.
He, too, likes the sound of his own voice and will make a suitable "guest" for Farid Zakariya and that Rose fellow.
Send him, Lord. pl