The abandonment of Iraq is a shame and short sighted action! Completed by men and women who fail to understand how the world works! This is a stain on the current administration. An avoidable one at that. With time and education, democracy may have worked in Iraq.
One more thing about Iraq, and the middle class
Democracy is under attack. In the U.S. the gap between the poor and the rich is widening at an alarming rate the world sees this and takes note.
Citizens all over the world have praised China's authoritarian model for government in spite of it's harsh humanitarian violations. This means that the individual rights revolution could reverse or stop.
The fight for Iraq is more than just a fight for right now it is a fight for the future of the worlds government structure.
Looks like we may see democracy in Iraq adter all... http://www.vox.com/2014/8/7/5980595/i...