Lebanon is a model Iraqis often cite, a democracy that produces gridlock among ethnic and sectarian parties as divided before elections as after them, resulting in an ever tense political paralysis. Bosnia is another. When it comes to land and borders, disputed between the Arabs and the Kurdish regional government, the divisions are as intractable as those of Israelis and Palestinians.
Thankfully the civil war in Lebanon ended long ago. Hopefully the March election in Iraq will lead to peace and prosperity there. If Iraq looks more like Lebanon, I will not complain, even if Iraqis vote for their sect. There was a time when most American Catholics voted only for Catholics. African Americans were prevented from voting in some states, so even the best democracy in the world had its flaws not long ago.
It's just too bad Iraq doesn't have a Mediterranean breeze like Lebanon does. Or a New Orleans breeze. Or a New Orleans Brees!