Thomas Friedman affects concern for Iraq's lack of labor unions:
One of the most troubling lessons of the Iraq invasion is just how empty the Arab dictatorships are. Once you break the palace, by ousting the dictator, the elevator goes straight to the mosque. There is nothing in between — no civil society, no real labor unions, no real human rights groups, no real parliaments or press.
Neglecting to note that it's not just "Arab dictatorships" that are the problem—that the occupation he so dotes upon made it one of its primary goals to crush Iraq's labor unions.