The war over, the country conquered, the Saddam regime crumbled, America is now in charge of Iraq. The ethnic, religious and political diversity of the country is now bursting in the open. Most Iraqis knowledge – albeit grudgingly – their debt to the US for liberating them and giving them a future. But they also hold America responsible forthis future. A host of problems have now to be resolved. Resistance to a prolonged US presence in the country has begun.