Here's a picture from US Torture and Atrocities, which is a great daily read to bring good cheer into your life.
The story that goes with the photo is about a clean water project in Al Takadoom village in Wassit province. One of the reasons I'm very optimistic about Iraq is projects like this. With the security sitation under control and the infrastructure which was allowed to decay under Saddam being repaired, big improvements in the quality of life for the Iraqis are occurring. It's pretty tough for the enemy to fight against things like that when all they have to offer is violence and oppression.
Clean water, more electricity and security sell. What does Al Qaeda or Iran have to offer to compete with that?