Morning Snip:
That’s all right, then.

Steven Lee Myers, in a Times article about 8000 personal computers that were supposed to go to Iraqi students but that “went missing” at the port of Umm Qasr, looks on the bright side:

Today’s Iraq may be corrupt, saddled with a bureaucracy from Saddam Hussein’s era that has changed little, and hobbled by a political impasse that has blocked the formation of a new government nearly seven months after parliamentary elections. But Iraqis — the media, politicians, average citizens — are freer than ever to denounce the wrongdoing of bureaucrats and thieves, even if to little effect.