Today’s FS Final word draws an excellent parallel between the “regime change” in Iraq and that of former Czechoslovakia:

Today, thirteen years after the “regime change in the CR, almost all the old leaders are walking the streets, and some Czechs still argue that the same people are controlling the ministries, courts, schools and media. Whether the CR should, or shouldn’t, be used as a guide to democracy-building in post-war Iraq would make an interesting debate.