“The fact that the Americans invaded Iraq DOES NOT IN ANY WAY contradict the statement that they “did, at considerable cost to themselves, ATTEMPT to improve life for Iraqis”. That statement is about their INTENTIONS. And the costs are obvious – billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and a less stable Iraq”
This is delusional. Any doctrine by any American president in recent decades has pointed to Iraq as a place for the interests of the US. Saying they were there to help people is not only factually wrong and unsupported by evidence but also is outright narcissistic. Who the fuck do you think you are that you allow yourself to go to another country and kill and maim and displace millions of people and then lecture people about civilized behavior? A sociopath? a narcissist? a supremacist?
Even more, he is an outright apologist for imperialism,
“Zakaria has persuasively argued that the transition from tyranny to liberalism is unlikely to be accomplished by plebiscite. It seems all but certain that some form of benign dictatorship will generally be necessary to bridge the gap. But benignity is the key and if it cannot emerge from within a state, it must be imposed from without. The means of such imposition are necessarily crude: they amount to economic isolation, military intervention (whether open or covert), or some combination of both.” End of Faith
See? military or sanctions! 500,000 Iraqi children died as a result of sanctions, and you are talking about “ATTEMPT to improve life for Iraqis”?????? You are out of touch.
Oh I see where you are getting at, the “intention game”, yep. I hope you have the same idea about the civilized behavior of Nazis toward Polish, and Japanese fascists toward Chinese, and Americans towards Vietnamese, and Stalin towards his own people. Because they all had good intentions.