we really, really do.
[u.s. ambassador to iraq zalmay khalilzad] added that any turnaround "really depends on the performance of this government" and whether it succeeds in curbing the violence.
asked whether the united states would have to admit failure and pull out if there was no improvement in the next six months or a year, he said: "we will have to wait and see."
... "the next six months will be truly critical for iraq," khalilzad said.
so is tom friedman earning any royalties on this tune ... ?