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20 Friedman units ago, our columnist was bemoaning the absence of Iraq and Kuwait at the Annapolis peace conference.

“Don’t get me wrong, I think Annapolis was useful. But when you toil for a year to throw a party and some of your worst enemies R.S.V.P., but the two people whose lives you’ve once saved don’t show up, it’s beyond rude. It’s interesting.”

A fair point for Kuwait, perhaps, but Iraq? Did that decent outcome we’ve heard so much finally happen and no one said anything?

— Friedman, Thomas L. 2007. “Making Peace with Pieces.” The New York Times. Dec. 9, 2007: 4.10.