The uncompleted challenge of Richard Holbrooke's diplomatic career was a peace deal in Afghanistan. While being prepared for the surgery during which he died, he told his family members, "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."
"There's no simple answer to who John Lennon was. Sure, he was a great leader and a peacenik; on the other hand, he was an incredibly violent, narcissistic guy. That was the other side of him, and people just don't want to hear that."