no doubt about it, the model for arab nations and peoples to follow for democratic government is turkey. too bad the euros are intent on ruining the heroic efforts of turkey's leadership to modernize and reform their nation. (Though the Turks opposed us on Iraq, we must remember their situation was far different from France, Germany or Russia. They have a deep history of antagonism and problems with the peoples of Iraq, unlike the previous mentioned rogues, who only made money off the iraqi people's suffering.) Turkey is still a good and very important ally of the US.