Ambassador Richard Holbrooke's last words were reported as "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan".
The legal system of Americans allows death-bed testimony that would not otherwise be admissible.
That is because when a person knows they are dying they are considered to be more serious than at any other time of their lives.
The Obama administration (evidently seeking to gloss over the implications of everyone knowing Holbrooke and V.P. Biden were/are against the insane perpetuation of that ill fated war zone) said Holbrooke was just joking.
The world is turning upside down they must think, when actually they are the ones who have turned upside down.
It reminded me, for some reason, that the BP officials were on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig celebrating the completion of a safe operation when the oil rig blew itself and 11 souls to smithereens. Some of those BP executives were injured, but none died.
Those are the kind of folks the Obama Administration seems to like to hang with.