As well as the need to eradicate Weapons of Mass Destruction, one of the key selling point of the West’s illegal interventions in the Middle East, was to export democracy and freedom.
Amidst the chaos and the war crimes, the irony is not lost on me that the West does not have a democracy to export in the first place.
The attempt to justify our imperialism abroad is based around the desire to give these people something we don’t even currently have ourselves.
Of course when George W Bush, Tony Blair, Barrack Obama, or David Cameron talk about democracy, they do not mean it. The democracy that we are told that we live in is nothing but a myth.