Like many others in the blogosphere and in the media made some predictions for 2006. Some were right; some wrong; some spectactularly wrong. Here’s how I did:
|Iran tests nuclear weapon.||Second year in a row I’ve struck out with this prediction.|
|No Israeli or U. S. attack of Iran.|
|Republicans hold House and Senate.||Well, I was spectacularly, incredibly wrong on this one. Not too many predicted what a great campaign the Democrats would run nor how foolish a campaign the Republicans would mount.|
|Bush not impeached over wiretape issue.|
|Bush to nominate an additional Supreme Court Justice.||They’re holding on ’til the bitter end.|
|No Social Security reform, Medicare reform, or immigration reform.|
|U. S. troops in Iraq stay above 100,000.|
|Majority Shi’a government, neither wonderful nor awful.||This could be debated but I’ll give myself credit for this one.|
|Mostly Sunni Arab and foreign terrorist activity in Iraq.||I’m not sure whether to give myself half credit or a loss on this one. Half credit.|
|Resurgence of Tamil terrorist activity.||I’m giving myself half credit for this one, too. There’s a resurgence of Tamil-sponsored terrorist activity all right but it’s in Thailand.|
|Osama bin Laden not captured.|
Eight our of eleven of my predictions turned out to be correct for a total of 73%. Pretty good.
I’ll have my predictions for 2007 up tomorrow.