Stødte på en skøn lille tekstbid i The Guardians anmeldelse af George Packers bog ‘Our Man’:
Holbrooke knew enough to see through the official Vietnam briefings that claimed success was just around the corner. And he received an early lesson that good intentions are not enough. A Peanuts cartoon strip, which was shared among his friends during the war, showed a downbeat Charlie Brown after his baseball team had been beaten 184-0. “I don’t understand it,” Charlie Brown says. “How can we lose when we’re so sincere?"
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