A democratic Middle East defeats the Ayatollah and virtually every single religious nut in the region. Why else do you think religious theocracies and Islamic extremists fear it so? Why else do you think Ahmenedejad was the Iranian Majlis' choice as a leader? Why else do you think Al-Queda rushed to disrupt the Iraqi democratic progress at every turn and tried to so hard to ignite tribal slaughter as a suitable alternative? Do you think that Al-Queda is happy with the progressing democracy in the center of the Arab world? Do you think the Tali-Ban wants Afghainstan to achieve something greater than the oppression they prescribed? And with virtually every single Sunni terrorist in the last 50 years being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, do you not think they learned that they could use "democracy" to get the democratic leaning majority in the region to choose them to power? What's happening in the Middle East will eventually make Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenbei irrelevent. Not the U.S.
The fact is that these types of people can't survive the way they wish in a society where the people have a choice in regards to their destinies.