A lesson from Iraq

A lesson from Iraq

WORLD Magazine, Fri, Jul 12, 2013

by Mindy Belz

Lukman Faily is a rare man in Middle East politics these days—an optimist.

Calling this month for a “new era” in U.S.-Iraq relations, the new Iraqi ambassador to the United States says “though most Americans probably believe that Iraqis are fed up with the U.S., the truth is that Iraqis appreciate what the U.S. has done and are looking for more U.S. involvement.”

Truth be told, the 47-year-old diplomat has reason to be buoyant. For all the bloodletting and political upheaval in the region, good things are happening in the one place in the Arab world where the United States over the last decade has spent its blood and treasure.

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