Because we are a superpower, everything we do is placed under the microscope, and everything we do is spun according to the agendas of others. If we go in, and the final result is anything short of a theocratic state, we will be characterized by the Imams once again as the great Satan implementing yet another American attempt at crafting them in our image. If we fail to do anything, we will be accused of standing with dictatorial oppressors.
The forces at work here have to do with Arab culture, the tendency towards authoritarianism being confronted by these nascent moves towards democracy, and if there is anything truly democratic to come of it, our own involvement needs to be extremely limited; otherwise, we will just be used by the theocrats in such a way as to move the populations away from something that is truly democratic, and towards an Islamist state.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
For once we find some common ground and you sound like a agreeable/logical person to me, and then it's back to your own revisionist history. Do you really enjoy getting a rise out of people? Because you're still invited to the basement.
After the demarcation line was established, I don't recall there being hoardes of Viets rushing to North Vietnam; vice they chose to stay in the south.
Those are the facts, not opinion.
Your assessment of causation is not.
There are many reasons people fled from the North to the South.
Alot of it had to do with religious persecution and the fact that Ngo was a ardent catholic and would protect them.
The point is whether or not South Vietnam was a democracy. It was never a democracy.
That is the point.
The people may have wanted to choose democracy.
But they never got it.
The Arab's can then do it. They have a huge air force and they are near by.