“Hellbrook”

That’s how U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke is referred to in this interview on a pro-Taliban Website. (Hat tip: Danger Room) I know these pious guys mean it as an insult, but I think it’s actually a pretty badass nickname. Can’t wait to see what they do with “McChrystal.”

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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WASHINGTON - MAY 05: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke testifies during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee May 5, 2009 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to examine the future of the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

That’s how U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke is referred to in this interview on a pro-Taliban Website. (Hat tip: Danger Room)

I know these pious guys mean it as an insult, but I think it’s actually a pretty badass nickname. Can’t wait to see what they do with “McChrystal.”

Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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