As tensions soared Friday between the United States and Iran, Iraqis weighed the prospect that their country would once again become a battleground for the two rivals. The recent military defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq has ushered in an unprecedented period of stability. Baghdad’s cafes do a roaring trade, and when darkness falls, nightlife has taken on an energy that younger generations here are seeing for the first time in their lives. But sitting in the shade of a chaotic outdoor cafe Friday, Ahmed Ali, 58, was worried. “If Iran and America do go to war, then of course we’ll be right in the middle,” he said, rubbing his temple with a frown. “This cannot go well for us.” There are few countries where the power […]