“It's going to be difficult for us to make the Jan. 22 deadline," Holder told a group of reporters on Tuesday. "But I do think that it was the right thing to set that deadline. ... [It] has a way of fousing people's efforts, their attention, and giving people a goal.”
I guess you could look at it that way. Or you could see this for what it really is: another idealistic promise made by Obama mugged by reality.