Five Minutes to Midnight

As Iraq plunged deeper into sectarian civil war 20 Friedman units ago, Thomas L. Friedman confronted the reality of Iraq’s “slide into medieval barbarism.”

“If a national unity government is not formed soon, and if these identity-card murderers gain more momentum, any hope for building a decent Iraq will vanish.

“It is five minutes to midnight.”

Friedman, Thomas L. 2006. “Iraq at the 11th Hour.” The New York Times. March 31: A19.

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