Our Nation’s Financial Editors, Counting Fingers Edition

A letter to the Wall Street Journal regarding their editorial “The Iraq Panic” in the 27 June edition:

In a way, it’s indicative of the poor calculation and misplaced faith you have for the administration’s adventures that you say that “Six months after they repudiated the insurgency in a historic election…” We are currently at the end of June, the sixth month of the year. The elections were at the end of January, the first month of the year. 6-1=5. Call it “pessimism” if you like, but one would hope that a paper based on tracking the financial status of the nation would be a little more accurate when it came to simple subtraction.