Iraq after Saddam, President George W. Bush invoked the prospect of a democratic Iraq in his address last month to the UN General Assembly. Secretary of State Colin Powell has told Congress that he foresees Iraqis being governed "in a democratic fashion." Yet the administration remains closest to Sunni Arabs, a minority that has never shared its power.
He is there at almost every official photo-opportunity with Saddam Hussein, a compact and wiry military officer, his khaki shirt rolled up to his elbows, a beret pulled across his brow. A heavy handlebar moustache hangs over a solid jaw, grey with a permanent five o'clock shadow.