"what we wanted it to be"
Don't you think even one tiny bit that it might be wrong for people like you to decide how another country should be? Sounds pretty arrogant to me. I don't recall Iraq EVER ASKING us to come over there and turn their world upside down-do you?
NEWSFLASH: The US isn't "what we wanted it to be" these days-how 'bout we work on it first?