The leadership of Iraq seems quite liberal for the Middle East. The elections were fair; the majority is working hard to reach out to the minority; they've been open about torture and abuse in their prisons; and they have a free press. This is why I hope the new Iraq succeeds (though I think the odds of that are not good). If the new Iraq succeeds, and US continues on its current path, maybe someday the the Iraqis will invade us to save us from a government that engages in torture and kidnapping, spies on its people, discriminates against minorities, holds corrupt elections, and lies to its people and the world. When that happens, the streets will be lined with Americans waving Iraqi flags.