Tom Friedman’s magical calendar

The NY Times acclaimed foriegn policy wonk, Tom Friendman, is absolutely firm about when that little Iraq thing is going to be over.

Yes, at some point, like W. S. Merwin’s Anniversary of My Death, it will actually be six month’s out from our exit — with a “decent outcome” no less (but for whom, one wonders) — and if he calls it somewhere close to that point, he will be deemed, by his pundi-class admirers, a genius.

So why not just keep up the refrain? What does he have to lose? Certainly not his credibility!