We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Sectarian hostilities have been simmering for years in Iraq. Saddam kept a lid on it in the only language they understand, brutality. It's getting to the point where we should take over the oil production, using our troops to protect that. As for the rest of the country, let them do the only thing they seem capable of, running around shooting each other and blowing each other up.
Err, you seem upset that people don't like to be invaded and forced to do what we want. I guess I am not surprised at that, but I am surprised at you and all the Bushmaster's cohort who seem startled at this discovery. How stupid can you be--your Grandmother was right!! When has outside force settled a country down?