The irony of the death of Richard Holbrooke preceding the death of the DREAM Act by just a short time is too substantial to remain unnoted.
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Last January, Richard Holbrooke called my cell phone at midnight. He wanted to quiz me on Afghanistan. The energy of this man, thirty years older than me, at one in the morning shook me.
Holbrooke was among the country's most extraordinary modern diplomats. Would that he had searched his soul more deeply at the end, so that we might have learned more from him.
While the world feels the loss of a veteran diplomat who loved his work and believed in his nation's promise, it is important to remember the principles for which Richard Holbrooke fought tirelessly.
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