I, like most people, am well aware that things are not going 100% in the direction that we want them to in Iraq. However, one thing I do not understand is why many in the media and in the left-wing of the blogosphere feel the need to be so overtly pessimistic about the elections being held this week-end.
I understand the need not to whitewash what is going on over there, yet at the same time, I am not sure what weeks worth of pessimism accomplishes. If the elections go badly, we can be sure there will be a self-serving orgy of Bush-bashing. But can’t they at least be optimistic or neutral until something actually happens? Or is this just premature framing, so that no matter what the outcome is, the elections can be portrayed in a negative light?