I can assure you if we (in the US) were living under a regime as brutal as Sadams obviously was, I would be thrilled to have a foreign government come in (temporarily) remove the dictator and restore order.
The people of Iraq (most) I bet are quite grateful. Don’t expect CBS, CNN or the New York Times to report it.
Vroom, you talk about the problem of point of view, but I don’t see how kicking Saddam out did anything to piss anyone off except for the corrupt bastards who were profiting from him. And how are we “stomping” on anybody’s traditions? If you’re talking about the tradition of brutality and abuse that’s been perpetrated by the dictator and his cronies, then… well… darn. Too F-ing bad. The rest of their lifestyle is up to them to determine. That’s called freedom and personal choice. So tell me again, how are we the bad guys in this?