Right, but we are there to set-up a government in the Middle East and because there is oil there.Umm...occupation?
That's not the same as conquering it or having expansionist goals. There is NO support anywhere on the American political spectrum for making Iraq a part of the United States.
I forget the government care what the people think. And dont bring up VIetnam, different time, different event.Our occupation of Iraq will be temporary. The American people won't stand for it for much longer, and our military can't take the strain for much longer. The US military just isn't built to be an imperial force.
Imperialism can be economic.The US has relatively little military influence in Latin America, and therefore is not expansionist or imperial. Our influence is primarily economic.