Friday, October 23, 2009

Holbrooke Surfaces

Ask, and ye shall receive. The day before yesterday I wondered what had happened to Richard Holbrooke, and today he turned up giving an on-the-record press briefing at the State Department.

His answer to the press corps's first question included what may have been either a transcription error or a Freudian slip:

And for those of you who haven’t followed this as carefully as [questioner Daniel Dombey of the Financial Times] did, I want to be very clear: There were different kinds of programs we have in Afghanistan, and some of them ... have proceeded without any effect.

Just as I'd feared.

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