Egocentric perception of reality, interesting, never heard that before. It's true that it might not work. Of course they have to evolve to democracy but wouldn't they realize that life is better when you aren't ruled by a Tyrant who makes you live in fear? Iraqi's are so use to Tyranny and War that they probably see the American government as the same. Well... a Democracy stops the Tyranny, and can fix civil wars if the police force is strong enough to contain it's own country. it's just like Blacks and Whites years ago in America. We had two groups of people that hated each other and caused riots. If you keep the law to arrest people that commit violence, then it will evolve on the people to not commit that violence. Saddam used violence for his power. Democracy gets rid of violence and the more violence taken away, the more power it can have. America is corrupt at many times, but it's basic attitude is to fight crime, with that attitude, Iraq can be something positive for the future. And violence should not be the answer, but some people realize that this violence had to be done to make the Iraqi people not live in terror anymore.
They now have freedom, it cost many lives, but they have freedom, and that's all that matters. Democracy gives them freedom, and I am for it. Pushing that cause is greater than pushing any other cause. Agreed?