From the NY Times today:
Mr. Cheney, who predicted in May 2005 that the insurgency was in its “last throes,” said on NBC-TV that there was no question “that the insurgency has gone on longer and been more difficult than I had anticipated. I’ll be the first to admit that.”
Of course, he's really just about the last person to admit that.
But this is consistent with essential pattern we've seen:
1) first, boast and lie
2) then, implement plan based on boasts and lies
3) when that doesn't work, assert time travel powers to negate boasts and lies.