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What do Iraqis make of events in Egypt?

The mass protests in Egypt and Tunisia have revived hopes that a wave of democracy will sweep through the Middle East.

That was what was supposed to happen after the invasion of Iraq eight years ago, according its American planners, but those hopes were dashed by the chaos that followed the US occupation.

So what do Iraqis today make of the events in Cairo unfolding on their television screens?

Jonathan Head reports.

  • 07 Feb 2011