Ann Coulter has called it gloating, but I don't think that is accurate. There is a response to bad news in Iraq from opponents to our invasion of Iraq that is unsettling though. Deacon at the popular Powerline Blog has conjured an analogy that seems pretty astute. In this post he is talking about the media treatment of the recent mess hall suicide bombing.
Power Line: Two from the Standard
"The liberal media's coverage of the war in Iraq reminds me of certain radicals I knew years ago who were so eager to witness capitalism's demise that every economic bump -- a dip in the stock market or an increase in the unemployment or inflation rate -- was greeted as a sure sign of the 'final crisis' of capitalism."
The people today who are looking for the opportunity to say "I told you so" seem to be hoping for our failure. Our success would not serve their interests politically.