There was a lot of fairly good news today that makes me think the tides may be turning..
1. Merck has a vaccine against cervical cancer.
This is about the only good news in Big Pharma for years.
2. Mohammed El Baradei and more importantly the UN's IEAE won the Nobel Prize
This is a strong statement of criticism by mainstream Europeans against the phonying up of Iraq data that Bushco wanted.
3. The Tories might be capable of change.
Britain has suffered from a decade of Labour getting away with too much because people were terrified that the Thatcherites might get another crack at destroying the country.
I realize many people wouldn't regard the recovery of the Tories as a positive. The party has done so many rotten things, promoted xenophobia and racialism, etc. But politics is an ecology, and a nation does not thrive when any part of the body politic is sick.
I think this is good news for another reason, though. It may signal that the Tories have realized that Bushco is going down, and it's time for all good rats to start looking for escape lines.