And YOU have meddled with the primal forces of nature

And YOU WILL ATONE

Tom Friedman who redefined the standard calendar in giving us the Friedman Unit or FU (not to be confused with the Tipping Point Tease) has once again meddled with the time force continuum by calling for a date for withdrawal from Iraq in his column today. From Editor and Publisher

He does this (behind the pay TimesSelect wall) after stating that while the Iraq Study Group proposals are fine, “they will only have a chance of being effective if we go one notch further and set a fixed date — now — for America to leave Iraq.

Scholars noted regardless of this development the wildly popular FU is likely to remain an accepted reference for measurement of time and pundit wisdom.