One of the constant rhetorical points in American political discourse is the praise of democracy. And of course one of the prominent arenas for this discourse is in the area of foreign affairs, especially when we invade a nation. I think that there is a problem with this though. Namely that praise of this idea as a universal salve is probably naive at best.
Put in a different way, is it better to have a reformed monarchy or should we dismantle the institutions of a society in order to create them anew? I'll put my cards on the table and state that I am fairly skeptical about the latter of these two options.