You might also consider that Germany was conquered then completely occupied by US, France, England, and Russia. Iraq was liberated but there is still a guerilla war going on. Germany is not a model for Iraq expectations.
Germany's infrastucture and economy was pretty much obliterated during the war.
Germany's exports were mostly manufactured goods and the factories were destroyed. It took a long time to rebuild and retool from a war-making industry to regular industry.
Iraq exports oil and the wells, refineries and pipelines have pretty much been left intact.
As for Iraq's infrastructure, it had almost none before the coalition invasion. Iraq's infrastructure was a WRECK when the coalition rolled through.
It is a MYTH that Saddam kept the trains running on time. In fact, it's a myth that Iraqis in general are "well educated". The Iraqi education system, such as it was, was nothing more than his combination of the Hitler/Stalin indoctrination system. The GOOD educations were reserved for Ba'athist thugs and Arab foreigners. Even at that, the only way up through the Ba'athist ranks wasn't intelligence or education : it was how good a little comrade you were.
We're doing fine in Iraq. We are definitely on schedule, rebuilding and in many cases building from scratch, in good time and in good order.
Heck, Registered had that taken care of before the war:
Come November of 04 we could see a 55-45 Senate, more House seat pickups and a new mandate for the administration.
Teddy Kennedy, the Old Fat Bastard and beached whale, made me happy if for no other reason that his noise to me idicates a political party in trouble.