Hoping For Success

More

A reader writes:

Of course, Andrew, neither you nor anyone should hope for failure in the Libyan effort. But the 'meep meep' strain of your blogging suggests that you're looking for a way Obama's decision/action might be justified.

The tricky question, not addressed by your response to "Freddie": if the end result seems to prove reasonably good, would that put you in the realm of "I was wrong" or rather "you can be reckless and lucky, and we were -- but I maintain that it was wrong to do this"?

The latter, with one caveat. I maintain it was foolish to do this. It may turn out to be right. At this point in time, no one knows.

Jump to comments

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Social Security: The Greatest Government Policy of All Time?

It's the most effective anti-poverty program in U.S. history. So why do some people hate it?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

Video

What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

Video

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

Video

Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

Video

Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

Video

The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

Writers

Up
Down