I think the best indicator that a fledgling nation is successfully marching toward stable democracy is when the Red Cross throws in the towel.
True, the ICRC may have operated in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and every other hellish collapsing nation of the past 100 years. But packing up and leaving Baghdad is nothing less than an endorsement – clearly the reason they are evacuating is that there is no more work for them to do. The Iraqi government has "stood up," so now international aid agencies can "stand down."
The President was right.