Call me narrow minded but I recently have had a revelation, or something like that.
Every American should want the whole world to become America.
What!?! Blasphemy! [Insert some liberal curse here... I can't think of one right now.]
Hold on let me explain. First, I doubt anyone in America would disagree that we have the best country in the world. We do have the most freedoms of any people in the world (both personally and economically overall). That being said (or assumed for the sake of my argument) why would we not want everyone in the world to have our freedoms?
Why don't we want this? Because other countries are scared, and they try to influence what we think. You think not? If you are not on board with the United States of the World, why is that? Is it because you think that other countries are better? Doubtful.
Why is it?
I am not calling for all countries to become America, I am calling for all countries to give their people the freedoms of America. I do not want Iraq to become Texas, I want them to stay Iraq, but I want their people to be free to worship the way they want to, their women are given the same rights as the men, the masses have an opportunity to be educated.
I am also not advocating the spread of America through force. We can not free people through force, they must choose it themselves But we also can not stand by and let leaders that kill their own people rule. (How can we do that as humans?) This is a tricky situation, but in the end I am confident that people would choose to be free rather than be ruled by an iron fist.
So we Americans should not be ashamed of the idea the Iraq or the Arab world will become "The United States of Arab". This is the best outcome possible. The freedoms of America in the Arab world? That is a world to strive for, and to fight for.