Arthur Herman has an article in Commentary comparing and contrasting the situation in Iraq with that in Algeria during the Algerian War of Independence. I commend it to your attention. Hat tip: memeorandum.
I don’t have a great deal to say about it—I’ll leave that to those with more knowledge of those events than I have but I certainly hope the comparison is not too close. It’s 45 years after that War and Freedom House continues to classify Algeria as “Not Free.