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A campaign to stop Richard Holbrooke becoming Kerry's secretary of state is already in gear. And why the election may be decided in the courts — again

By Tumbler   September 2004

Anyone but Dick (Holbrooke)

John Kerry has yet to win this thing, but a band of EU ambassadors is already discreetly lobbying Kerry advisers to stop the abrasive Richard “Dirty Dick” Holbrooke of Kosovo fame from becoming secretary of state. Indeed, so many luminaries of the foreign policy establishment have joined the ABD (anyone but Dick) lobby that Holbrooke himself has been saying privately that he would really like to be appointed presidential envoy to the middle east. That could be tricky, since Kerry wants Bill Clinton for that job. And with Sandy Berger out of the running after being…

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