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They never had any democracies to overthrow.

Hmmm. What did the region now called Iraq have just after WWI before the Brits moved in? What form of Govt did the Shah displace in Iran? i only vaguely recall the answers, but i think i read on another Board that Iraq had a democracy before the Brits erased it.

... and why us? We're the only superpower: we support Israel, the regional nuclear power; and we have two ongoing invasions in their backyard.


noting that power has its price -- particularly if the power is wielded by militaristic religious or otherwise self-righteous nuts.

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