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Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Collapses, Hospitalized
ABC News ^ | December 10, 2010 | KIRIT RADIA

Posted on 12/10/2010 2:44:54 PM PST by jazusamo

Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke collapsed today during a meeting in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office, officials said.

According to Democratic sources, Ambassador Holbrooke, Secretary Clinton's top aide for the region, gasped and was clearly undergoing a medical situation when he collapsed. He is said to have walked out of her office on his own power and was tended to by medical personnel at the State Department before being transported to George Washington University Hospital where to be treated for a blood clot.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to confirm Ambassador Holbrooke's condition, but confirmed that he is in the hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: asiasociety; bloodclot; equity; equityfunds; georgesoros; holbrooke; kla; richardholbrooke; spef

1 posted on 12/10/2010 2:44:56 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Was he watching Clinton kick Obamas ass at the presser


2 posted on 12/10/2010 2:48:28 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: jazusamo

Not that I wish him ill ... but I hope he doesn’t return to duty and makes a long recovery in serenity far from any policy makers ...


3 posted on 12/10/2010 2:48:58 PM PST by jessduntno (TSA: "Because screwing you with your pants ON just wasn't enough.")
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To: jazusamo

One hopes he will enjoy a lllllllong recuperation, far away from any public office.


4 posted on 12/10/2010 2:51:23 PM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: al baby

Actually, he was watching Hillary modeling various swimwear suits for her summer vacation.


5 posted on 12/10/2010 2:51:55 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

That’d make anyone collapse:)


6 posted on 12/10/2010 2:54:03 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Attempted arkancide.


7 posted on 12/10/2010 2:54:25 PM PST by mirkwood (Palin-Bolton 2012)
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To: miss marmelstein

well thanks a lot! there goes my mood!


8 posted on 12/10/2010 2:54:35 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: jessduntno

Was he doing her in the boo boo ?


9 posted on 12/10/2010 2:55:00 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: jazusamo

Was there a Russian skulking around at the time?

Get well soon sir.


10 posted on 12/10/2010 2:55:58 PM PST by DManA
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To: jazusamo

The wikileaks came from someone in the State Dept.
Makes you think when a Toon is near.


11 posted on 12/10/2010 2:56:23 PM PST by Zathras
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To: jazusamo

Falling down on the job.


12 posted on 12/10/2010 3:01:19 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Eliminate the hostile artillery.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Thanks. thanks alot.

I guess we can scratch cottage cheese off the dinner menu for tonight.


13 posted on 12/10/2010 3:02:09 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48
Might as well cancel the whole meal.


14 posted on 12/10/2010 3:10:04 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: jazusamo

As a foreign policy expert, this guy has made an incredible mess of everything he touches. I wish him a long and happy retirement.


15 posted on 12/10/2010 3:18:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cicero

He single-handedly caused the deaths of thousands in the Balkans.


16 posted on 12/10/2010 3:21:23 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: jazusamo

I hope he recovers but does not return to duty.

His situation sounds as if he may have had a heart attack, but his career shows that to be impossible since to have a heart attack requires one to have a heart.

His situation sounds as if he may have had a cerebral vascular incident, but his career shows taht to be impossible since to have a cerebral vascular incident requires one to have a brain.

Perhaps working for Hillary Medusa CKKKlintooon is taking its toll.


17 posted on 12/10/2010 3:33:09 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: jazusamo

I agree with the majority of the comments already posted.


18 posted on 12/10/2010 3:36:17 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: jazusamo

La Grande Hillary surely will be pleased if Holbrooke is forced into retirement. It’s no secret that this guy is both a “bull in the china shop” and a bully — as well as a rival to Mme Clinton and her Foggy Bottom bureaucracy.


19 posted on 12/10/2010 3:55:47 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: jazusamo

i’m surprised. i thought he only gave people
heart attacks.


20 posted on 12/10/2010 4:40:16 PM PST by gussiefinknottle (woof!woof!woof!)
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To: jazusamo

“I took care of Vince Foster, Dick, and I can take care of you.”


21 posted on 12/10/2010 6:01:12 PM PST by Ben Hecks (Election 2010: "It's a Good Start")
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To: jazusamo

Holbrooke- crooked former UN Sec Gen Kofi Annan’s best buddy since the Oil for Food scandal ... and prime underminer of Hamid Karzai.


22 posted on 12/10/2010 11:46:05 PM PST by piasa
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To: jazusamo; ehoxha
Please note that Holbrooke is currently "working" for George Soros. Once Holbrooke left the Clinton White House, Soros gave him a cushy job as Chairman of one of Soros Private Equity Funds. Holbrooke should be making at least $5 - $10mm per year there.--------19 posted on 06/20/2004 3:37:06 AM PDT by ehoxha
23 posted on 12/10/2010 11:53:57 PM PST by piasa
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To: piasa

Breaking news says he’s in critical condition following surgery.


24 posted on 12/11/2010 8:36:35 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: jazusamo

Karma is catching up to this POS.

Next on the list, Madelein Albright.


25 posted on 12/11/2010 8:42:29 AM PST by montyspython
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To: jazusamo

Karma is catching up to this POS.

Next on the list, Madelein Albright.


26 posted on 12/11/2010 8:42:45 AM PST by montyspython
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To: dfwgator

Izzy was his best terrorist buddy in he 90’s.


27 posted on 12/11/2010 8:45:12 AM PST by montyspython
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To: montyspython

I’ve been waiting for the karma train to get Holbrooke and his ilk.

Maybe BC will be next.


28 posted on 12/11/2010 8:47:41 AM PST by Palladin (Stand and fight.)
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To: Palladin

That karma train has quite a passanger list.


29 posted on 12/11/2010 8:56:37 AM PST by montyspython
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To: jazusamo

UPDATE-

Holbooke in critical condition- being joined by his family:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-11/holbrooke-in-critical-condition-after-surgery-to-repair-tear-in-his-aorta.html


30 posted on 12/11/2010 9:11:11 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Mmogamer; All

Thanks for the heads up.

ecerpt:

“(Reuters) - Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was in critical condition after doctors completed surgery to repair a tear in his aorta on Saturday, the State Department said.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6B955420101211


31 posted on 12/11/2010 9:12:21 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: SE Mom

Thank you SE Mom. :-)


32 posted on 12/11/2010 9:14:08 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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