“Every time I visit Iraq, I leave asking myself the same question: If you total up all the positives and negatives, where does the balance come out? I’d say the score is still 4 to 4. We can still emerge with a decent outcome. And the whole thing could still end very badly. There’s only one thing one can say for sure today: you won’t need to wait much longer for the tipping point.”
Friedman, Thomas L. 2004. “Iraq at the Tipping Point.” The New York Times. Nov. 18: A31.