Im a right leaning American, yes.
Im a left leaning American, yes.
Im not American, yes.
Im a right leaning American, no.
Im a left leaning American, no.
Im not American, no.
There's a vacuum in Syria right now too, that's why ISIS is as powerful as they are. I'm not sure how you can have a democracy in Iraq without increasing Iran's power anyway. A majority of Iraqis are Shiite same as Iran. In a place where sectarianism is so powerful, the Shiite Mullahs in Iran are going to have significant influence over the Shiite population of Iraq. Short of installing a Sunni dictator (which is exactly what Saddam was) to be a check on Iran, their influence is greater.
No. Because this has worked so well for us in the past.