Could this have backfired any worse? One of the big reasons why the neocons wanted to go into Iraq was because it would have a domino effect where peace-loving democracy would spread throughout the Middle East. They said the moderates in Iran would overthrow the hard-line mullahs and the Israel-hating, terrorist elements would be droned out to non-existence in Palestine.
Nearly four years later, we now have a hard-liner elected president of Iran who is faithful to the mullahs and wants the destruction of Israel and America, and the nuclear weapons to do it. And we have Hamas now in full, elected control of Palestine.
Meanwhile, Iraq is still occupied by American and other forces with more than a trillion dollars spent and no end in sight.