- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heard in Tampa on Friday night::
Q: Why does Richard Holbrooke deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
A: Because he managed to unite Pakistan, India and Afghanistan — unfortunately, against the United States.