An interesting article on Iraqui amateur radio operators condition has been published on the Los Angeles Times.
Many Iraqui hams have dismissed their stations because initially either US troops and Iraqui police were supicous that their transmissions are a tool of the insurgency. During the Saddam period however looks like things were not so much better.
It seems things has changed now, and in an interview to YI1AK YI1EYT and YI1FLY, express the desire that other operators could go back to their radio shacks.
According to the Iraqui amateur radio society many more callsigns has been issued to foreign people in the last years.