Wednesday, May 09, 2007

More War Years!

Four years ago, the President declared victory in Iraq. Ever since then, pundits on boths sides of the aisle have told us we need to wait longer before we know if it's a success or a failure. The most popular line is for people to ask us to wait six more months that Atrios at Eschaton has dubbed a "Friedman Unit" for NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

The current buzz is that the drop-dead date for Iraq is in September.

Not so, apparentlty. Some have already anticipated that date and have asked that we wait until the spring of 2008.

I'm reminded of a great line from Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies -- when he was confronted with something he didn't like he suggested "How about... no."



At 10:34 AM , Blogger Jon E. said...

I love the idea of the "Friedman unit." Has Friedman ever tried to explain why his six months always starts tomorrow? Maybe because that's when the sun will come up and Daddy Warbucks will take us all to the park?

If Friedman does lose his column over his difficulties counting months, I think he should start a p-funk group named The Friedman Unit.


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