March 28, 2009

The following in no way confirms every stereotype about Richard Holbrooke

After Bruce Reidel and Michèle Flournoy spoke a little about the balance between counter-terror and counter-insurgency in yesterday's press conference, this was the very first thing Ambassador Holbrooke said to the assembled press corps:

First, let me just say that President Karzai has called and is trying to reach me now, and I may have to leave, take the call.

Okay, maybe this is true. But what are the odds that Hamid Karzai was watching this live and had no idea what Holbrooke was talking about? Even?