Iraq is a better country as a free democracy than it ever was under the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Today, people are free to choose their leaders as they wish. Also, the Kurds in the north of Iraq have a lot more autonomy than they did under the previous regime.
I think Iraqis are better off because the US got rid of their dictatorship government, and because the US is also helping to provide food and medicine, and is attempting to help them set up a new government. I also think that they are benefiting from having US soldiers over there because the US soldiers are helping prevent another dictator coming into power.