Tuesday, March 08, 2005

When good news strikes

How about some sympathy for the President's opponents? Every day seems to bring some "disasterous" new positive events from the Middle East. Rich Lowry describes their dilemma in When good news strikes:
"If the world that Democrats have been living in lately were made into a reality disaster show, it would be called 'When Good News Strikes.'

One of the inconveniences of political debate is that occasionally reality intrudes to invalidate a given position no matter how much its partisans want to believe it. This is what has been happening recently to the argument that the invasion of Iraq produced an irrecoverable mess. Although surely setbacks still await us in Iraq and the Middle East, stunning headlines from the region have left many liberals perversely glum about upbeat news.

Schadenfreude has faded into its happiness-hating opposite, gluckschmerz."

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