No, Iraq is not the world. but it is the country we invaded needlessly. And we will stay there. So, for our desires, if not need, we have conquored. Iraq would not have allowed us a base otherwise.This is a pointless argument because Iraq is not the world. Nor have we ever conquered anybody. We have never assimilated or colonized. We have never kept captured territory. Iraq is no different. However, remaking the world is exactly what we have been doing since World War II. Notice how we were the most powerful nation on earth after World War I and still insisted that Europeans form into the League of Nations? Notice how we were themost powerful nation in history after World War II and still insisted on the creation of the United Nations? In both events, we proved what a powerful nation should do, which is empower the weak and unite the globe. For the decades after World War II, "McWorld" infected every corner of the earth and people enthusiastically invited the American way of life into their borders and jumped on our path. Globalization is largely due to the American will to change the world.
And it is more than a little imperialistic to see us as remaking the world, especially by force. Woudl we really apporve of any other country, say Iran or Russia or China, remaking the world for us?