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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It was the nicest thing I could say about him.
    Yeah, but there was no reason to say it in the RIP thread. There have been enough of them about people I disagreed with, but I just left it with RIP and thoughts to go the family. It really isn't all that hard to do.

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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yeah, but there was no reason to say it in the RIP thread. There have been enough of them about people I disagreed with, but I just left it with RIP and thoughts to go the family. It really isn't all that hard to do.


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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Agree with him or not I do appreciate his service to the nation.


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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Agree with him or not I do appreciate his service to the nation.


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    I prefer to honor the six Americans who died in Afghanistan on Sunday, and the guy who died yesterday as well. May we remember them forever.

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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Honestly, was this needed in an RIP thread?
    Take it easy. In some circles, that's a term of endearment.
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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Take it easy. In some circles, that's a term of endearment.
    Based on what I've seen of Albert I wouldn't be giving him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

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    Re: US diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I prefer to honor the six Americans who died in Afghanistan on Sunday, and the guy who died yesterday as well. May we remember them forever.

    Al, there is no doubt that we should honor those killed in action every day, and keep them close to our hearts in this struggle, but Mr. Holbrooke is also serving the country. Now, his policies and directions from Obama are a different matter, and for a different thread, but to die at 69 and so close to Christmas is a blow to not only his family, but to the nation who in this war needs someone on the ground speaking for the US. We now don't have that, until replaced.

    Each President has the authority to place in those whom he feels will carry out his directions, and orders as CiC in direction of any war, and I sure wouldn't expect that Obama, or any other President would appoint people that are polar opposite of their respective goals.

    So I'll close with one more plea, disagree with the policy? Start another thread highlighting that, for this thread, pay your respect and be done with it.

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