Thomas Friedman on Face the Nation this past Sunday (5/20/12):
You know, I believed from the beginning we had four choices in Afghanistan, Bob: lose early, lose late, lose big, or lose small. And, you know, my hope was that we would lose small and early.
Thomas Friedman in the New York Times, November 2, 2001:
A month into the war in Afghanistan, the hand-wringing has already begun over how long this might last. Let’s all take a deep breath and repeat after me: Give war a chance.