The final words that the US envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan uttered as he breathed his last, to the amazement of many were, stop the war in Afghanistan. Whether this was a personal desire or a plea is hard to decipher, but what it indicates is that these were the true emotions of Holbrooke towards this war that ultimately claimed his life. A man of few words, Holbrook was clearly looking forward to the time when this hoax of a war would finally be over to relieve the people of their miseries. Apparently, he knew much more about the situation than one could envisage. It is said that the last words of a person conveys what truly lies in the heart. Holbrookes last utterance successfully conveyed a significant yet palpable message for the future US policy. LUBNA UMAR, Islamabad, December 18.