Much to my surprise, it looks like Iraq is slowly but surely descending into civil war.
Despite our best efforts to bring these ungrateful people freedom and democracy, they insist on following their own agendas, whether it be the creation of an Islamic state, establishing an enclave for the Kurds or just blowing up people at random to further their own narrow interests.
Given the great sacrifices made by the 'free west' on behalf of these poor oppressed people; The massive expenditure on arms, the injection of thousand upon thousand of dedicated, freedom loving american military personnel and the generous rebuilding carried out by Halliburton et al, I must admit I just don't get their attitude.
Just look at the history of the region. Over the last 100 years, the west has tried to engineer the best possible situation for these people and has consistently been met with resentment, violence and hate.
I'm just confused. Why have they not jumped at the chance to embrace western democratic culture and insisted on retaining their own sense of identity?
Perhaps someone could enlighten me.