May 19, 2006
Friedman's Iraq Predictions Gone Flat
Glad he's no obstetrician. For three years now, Tom "Flat Earth" Friedman has been declaring a six-month due date for Iraq to give birth to its definitive fate. Courtesy of our commenter, alle, we learn of this new release from lefty media critics FAIR, wherein they track these continuous past and present six-month-or-so predictions for Iraq's Decisive Moment. Samples:
The next six months in Iraq—which will determine the prospects for democracy-building there—are the most important six months in U.S. foreign policy in a long, long time. (New York Times, 11/30/03)
"Improv time is over. This is crunch time. Iraq will be won or lost in the next few months. But it won't be won with high rhetoric. It will be won on the ground in a war over the last mile." (New York Times, 11/28/04)
I think we're in the end game now…. I think we're in a six-month window here where it's going to become very clear and this is all going to pre-empt I think the next congressional election—that's my own feeling— let alone the presidential one. (NBC's Meet the Press, 9/25/05)
Next question: How long until Islam reforms?
Posted by Matthew Hogan at May 19, 2006 09:01 AM
Filed Under: Iraq War
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Posted by: Tom Scudder at May 19, 2006 10:06 AM
The electronic herd strikes back. Ha!
Posted by: SP at May 19, 2006 10:34 AM
Posted by: pantom at May 20, 2006 08:05 PM