I honestly don't believe that Bush will not make Iraq a democracy. In fact I believe that we'll take it over when he feels the time is right.
Believe it or not, we won't take it over. What seperates America from most other countries in the world is that we have never held onto our
"conquests." The British had India. (And the US). Every time we have "wtfpwned" a country (Let's see: Germany, Japan, et al) we have built it
Iraq, I'm sure, will not be different. It just may take a while. Funny how 5% of the world's land accounts for 90% of the world's problems, too.
This is an inherently unstable area of the world, and our intervention - however "imperialistic" it may be - is not instigating some
yellow-journalism jingoism: We're there in an attempt to have the domino effect of Democracy.
For how much the United States contributes to world society, we certainly catch more than our share of flack. Germany refuses to "back" us, but were
we to pull our military from their country, their economy would suffer quite a downslide.
We went over there to take over the country along with the oil fields. Bush doesn't care about the people nor soldiers who are dying.
Then, pray tell, why haven't gas prices been falling? If we're there simply for oil, I'd think that we'd be receiving it, eh? A flimsy argument
for those who fail to recognise that there was sound basis - even void of these WMDs everyone is squawking about - to invade Iraq.
The rest of the world is content with being Neville Chamberlain: Maybe if we just looked the other way, Hussein would "right" himself. Fact is, this
was a man who was killing his own people - torturing, raping, etc. This is not permissable in any country, and Iraq was simply on the top of the list.
This is a country which was conscientously violating weapons proliferation sanctions since 1992 - sanctions placed by the UN. When Iraq refused to
yield, the UN failed to do anything more than send a smattering of missiles to low-value targets in 1998.
It takes time to build countries up, and I think the June 30 deadline is ineffectual: This is a country which has known nothing more than fear and
despotism; like Pavlov's Dogs, these are people who respond to ANY higher authority with cowering and hatred.