Seeing the world though dung-colored glasses
: The Guardian‘s daily update tries to make it look as if we’re losing. Getaloada the headline:
Small successes outweighed
Confusion, looting and tension about Syria overshadow the few achievements of this war
It’s bad when you can fisk a headline.
Well, let’s see. We took Tikrit, the last major city in Iraq. Saddam is in control of nothing. I would say that is the mark of victory.
Our POWs were free. Let’s say that again: Our POWs were free.
The buses are running again in Baghdad as even al-Jazeera admits that order is returning.
Syria is not answering our scolds with taunts; it is acting like a dog that’s under control.
And we have arranged a meeting of Iraqi leaders this week to start creating Iraq’s first democratic government.
And all that happened in the last 24 hours. Looks like a pretty damned good day to me.