Why not? Did it not work in Japan? It is indeed in our national interest for these countries to be stable. Iraq is an excellent opportunity for us to be and stay a force of good to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Let's also not not forget (throwing off all the PC guises) that we have some solid military infrastructure of our own right smack dab in the heart of the Middle East. Don't fool yourself into thinking that the war against Islam is anywhere near over. It is just getting started.
Let's also not forget that freedom is contagious. A free Iraq will be a shining example to the rest of the 7th century minded region. Heck, even parts of Africa may come into the light. It is in our national interest (and some might say obligation) to spread freedom throughout a world full of tyranny and oppression. And least ye not forget: freedom ain't free; it's a hefty f***in' fee.
There are so many differences between Germany and Japan and the Muslims that I don’t even know where to start. I think I’ve explained my opinion on this in other posts so I’m not going to restate the same points over again.
First off, Japan was completely defeated and formally surrendered. Secondly, Japan and Germany were never third world countries. As evil as their motives were, they were always industrious, productive, resourceful people and were never self-destructive. Islam is a destructive force. We are not war with Islam......just ask the President, or ask John McCain, or any of our foreign policy makers.
At the end of WWll, Japan and Germany were ready to move forward and were still the same industrious, resourceful, productive, first world people they always were. If you look at their motives for war in the first place, it was motives that had to do with making their countries stronger and more powerful. They were driven by nationalism. Muslims are not driven by nationalism. A percentage of them are, but not enough of them are.