He couldn't have left under Saddam. Is it the US fault the Iraqis can't establish a Govt and that insurgents kill their own daily? Steal their oil? - You don't really buy into that bull? US wants out as soon as possible but would like to leave it as a Democracy. This is a concept to far removed for you to grasp.
U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place (Reuters)
from the article: Baghdad's last rabbi to leave Iraq