"Always, we have betrayed them. We backed 'Flossy' in Yemen . The French backed their local 'harkis' in Algeria ; then the FLN victory forced them to swallow their own French military medals before dispatching them into mass graves. In Vietnam , the Americans demanded democracy and, one by one - after praising the Vietnamese for voting under fire in so many cities, towns and villages - they destroyed the elected prime ministers because they were not abiding by American orders. Now we are at work in Iraq . Those pesky Iraqis don't deserve our sacrifice, it seems, because their elected leaders are not doing what we want them to do."