Purple (middle) fingers, part deux…

patriotic.gifThe Nation – its pages getting thinner by each issue, it seems – is spittin’ mad. At least Naomi Klein is: Taking her cue from the fact that most Iraqis voted in their first post-Saddam election not only to oust US-sponsored interim leader Iyad Allawi and embrace the mullahs, but also to kick the rest of us over there to hell and gone, Klein is the only voice we can find which questions what kind of government we’ll be leaving the locals.

While Fishbowl finds some of her logic of the pretzel variety (i.e., people might have been better off during the old regime they knew and loved), no one else has tried to connect the dots and look ahead more than a few months. Because that, Dear Reader, looks less fun for anybody now that Achmed Chalabi has sprung up like someone’s Jack-in-the-box. Sum total: She talks about stuff the MSM (remember them?) fluff up. Now, if only the Nation’s ad base didn’t suck so hard…