“As I’ve written before, our real choices in Iraq are 10 months or 10 years. Either we commit the resources to entirely rebuild the place over a decade, for which there is little support, or we tell everyone that we will be out within 10 months, or sooner, and we’ll deal with the consequences from afar. We need to start the timer — today, now.”
Friedman, Thomas L. 2006. “Set a Date and Buy Some Leverage.” The New York Times. December 8: A35.