So I was reading the latest comments by William Kristol on opposition in Congress to the escalation of hostilities in Iraq, and they sounded a bit familiar:
It’s so irresponsible that they can’t be quiet for six or nine months and say the president has made a decision, we’re not going to change that decision, we’re not going to cut off funds and insist on the troops coming back, so let’s give it a chance to work.
(Emphasis mine.) I kept getting that tickle in the back of my brain, so I searched this very same blog for the phrase “six months” and found something eerily familiar:
Date written? May 2006, about “six to nine months” ago. (Follow that link for a similar chain of six-month timelines, stretching back to 2003.) How many more six-to-nine-month extensions are we going to be asked for? How many thousand-death promissory notes?