We now know what happened was we helped create a lawless country.
Cameron speaking Thursday said that countries such as Iraq, Libya and Syria needed democracy and only that would turn things around.
Are we so arrogant that we believe it is our way or no way?
Democracy works in the west even though it is flawed and helps preserve the rich poor divide, and in some cases widen it.
Whether our democracy could work in primarily tribal areas is debateable but ultimately has to be for the people to decide not their old colonial master in England.
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NATO Summit Wales 2014