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Afghanistan withdrawal proponent Polis promotes Holbrooke’s cautionary last words

Colorado Democratic Congressman Jared Polis has been arguing against U.S. occupation policy in Afghanistan since he took office in 2009. He visited the country last year and later argued passionately on the floor of the House in support of the Afghanistan War Powers Resolution, which called for U.S. withdrawal by no later than the end of 2010. Minutes ago he tweeted the cautionary last words of Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration's chief envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan and a towering figure in U.S. diplomacy who died Monday. "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan," Holbrooke reportedly said as he was placed under sedation for surgery to repair a ripped aorta.

McChrystal apologizes for insulting Obama team

A not-yet-released Rolling Stone magazine profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, quotes him and anonymous aides expressing anger,...