It's not something I've seen discussed alot in the media and this certainly is not the way I thought this would shake out. I am pretty sure this was not what Bush was talking about when he pointed out a Democracy in Iraq would cause them to "flower" around the Middle East. But it may be that the current protests are a direct result of the Iraq War. Millions of Iraqis were forced to leave because of the violence and wound up in many of the places that are now in turmoil. Could these new immigrants be part of the cause of the unrest? I had thought that the Iraq war would cause an uptick of terrorism in moderate Middle Eastern countries, Europe and the United States (which it has just not as much as I originally thought) but something unexpected has happened. It might be explained that the immigrants leaving Iraq, were middle and upper class and didn't expect the dismal life style they found in their adopted countries. Which may be part of the fuel that is firing the present insurrection.