The Corner

Normalcy?

Maybe it’s that I’ve been away from news for a few days (packing and unpacking boxes), but the first thing I read this morning — the beginning of the “World-Wide” news squibs on Page One of the WSJ — really jumped out at me: “Iraqi drivers lined up for gasoline in a fresh setback for normalcy.”

Normalcy? Compared to what? Gasoline lines are not a good thing, but how glad would most Iraqis have been during the Saddam days if their biggest problem was gas lines?

If that’s the perspective on the new Iraq being offered by the WSJ, I can’t bear the thought of picking up the NYT yet. I’m going back to my boxes.

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