It's less that he's an idiot than that people who aren't otherwise idiots get sucked into his empty froth by the mindsucking, reptillian agents of the illuminatus that so ingeniously utilize this utter tool, but wow:
THOMAS FRIEDMAN, 11/30/03: "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."
FRIEDMAN, 6/3/04: "It might be over in a week, it might be over in a month, it might be over in six months, but what's the rush? Can we let this play out, please?"
FRIEDMAN, 10/3/04: "What we're gonna find out, Bob, in the next six to nine months is whether we have liberated a country or uncorked a civil war."
FRIEDMAN, 11/28/04: "Improv time is over. This is crunch time. Iraq will be won or lost in the next few months."
FRIEDMAN, 9/25/05: "I think we're in the end game now. I think we're in a six-month window here"
FRIEDMAN, 12/20/05: "We're at the beginning of I think the decisive I would say six months in Iraq, OK, because I feel like this election - you know, I felt from the beginning Iraq was going to be ultimately, Charlie, what Iraqis make of it."
FRIEDMAN, 1/23/06: "I think that we're going to know after six to nine months whether this project has any chance of succeeding. In which case, I think the American people as a whole will want to play it out or whether it really is a fool's errand."
FRIEDMAN, 1/31/06: "I think we're in the end game there, in the next three to six months, Bob. We've got for the first time an Iraqi government elected on the basis of an Iraqi constitution."
FRIEDMAN 3/2/06: "I think we are in the end game. The next six to nine months are going to tell whether we can produce a decent outcome in Iraq."
FRIEDMAN, 5/11/06: "Well, I think that we're going to find out, Chris, in the next year to six months - probably sooner - whether a decent outcome is possible there, and I think we're going to have to just let this play out."
Just give us six more months to put our decent hands to the delicate chisel. Please.