As the large scale infrastructure projects begin in rebuilding the war torn country, the economy will begin gaining jobs and grow. As with all countries after war, there is a period of recession, but as the progress of rebuilding begins, economies grow. I believe the greater question is if the economy will be able to maintain the growth at the end of rebuilding with the instability in the country's social structure.
I do not believe that the Iraqi economy is progressing, because America's troops have been there for ten years. I believe that if the Iraqi economy was progressing America's troops would have been deployed home by now. I believe the Iraqi economy is hopeless because it has been ten years now. If America's presence hasn't made a difference in the progress of the Iraqi economy in ten years, it never will.