Originally Posted by Kylilin
While I would, of course, prefer a pro-US government in Iraq (not too many Americans wouldn't), I really wouldn't mind a truly, truly independent and secular Iraqi government either, free from U.S., Russian, Iranian, or Religious influence. So far both of those goals seem like a pipe dream.
I would very much like to see *all* nations share a common set of values (we are talking about our pipe dreams here). But that's not the same thing as wishing for a pro-U.S. gov't. Which is what we *are* installing. While telling everyone that we're promoting an indepedent democracy. In other words, "lying".