The short version:
US invades Iraq and pulls out a thorn in Syria ad Iran's side.
Bush tells the world it's because they are a threat.
Oh, and we need to build democracy in the middle east.
Theocratic crapola is in the new constitution.
Sunnis say, fuck off, we want some of that oil money that's left over
after the fields are carved up and privatized.
Civil war ensues.
Hamas and Hezbollah are democratically chosen. Bush and the neo-cons
immediately give them the finger.
Shiites in our puppet government in Iraq issue a statement pro Hamas
and Hesbollah this week Shiites that are aligned with Iran.
Now you have the US tied up in the middle of Mesopotamia guarding the
wells and trying to get order while Israel fights with Shiite/Iranian-friendly Hamas and Hezbollah.
Instead, US invades Afghanistan, stays there, finishes the job, gets
the fucking animals out of there. We put in a base there.
Now Iraq is really surrounded. Let the fucker pump his oil, move on
getting the UN in there and keeping them there. Make secret deal with
Saddam with oil assholes.
Rather than give the finger to Hamas and Hezbollah, broker deals with
them, Israel and Syria.
Iran is assed out. Let them sit there and pump their oil, too.