Behold the New Iraq, exporting oil AND democracy, and set to become one of the richest countries in the world — at five times current levels they would be looking at about $25B per month in windfall wealth, in a country of ~25 million.  (Worth noting: no democracy has ever failed at that level of wealth.)  And instead of going for SCUDs, tanks, and WMD programs to attack Iraq’s neighbors or tacky palaces to aggrandize Saddam, the money might actually be spent usefully, to benefit the Iraqi people.

Status of neocons: vindicated.