you think "freedom" speaks to people's deepest yearnings? no, people have other yearnings as well!in 2003, Amy urged caution in the Iraq war, warning that in Iraq, "everything, even freedom and wealth, has ethnic ramifications". Because Iraq's Shia folks formed a 60 percent majority long oppressed by Saddam, "democracy" could actually catalyze historic enmities, with elections not producing a unified Iraq but instead a Shia government that excludes and oppresses Sunnis. these circumstances would be ripe for the rise of "powerful fundamentalist movements" that are "extremely anti-American".
Unfortunately, this precise scenario unfolded.
Amy is truly a remarkable visionary!