Originally Posted by patteeu
Let's face it. Any success on the part of freedom in the Middle East owes a great deal of credit to the American liberation of Iraq for getting the ball rolling.
Mmm... Not sure I'd go that far.
Although it certainly had an effect. Democracy and self-governance is such a powerful force that even in the face of overwhelming violence, Iraqis turned out in phenomenal numbers to vote, in an exercise of power that had to have made others who lack that self-determination long for it.
You're doing your argument a disservice when you say "any" success. That's too simplistic for me to agree with.