Newsflash: democracy doesn’t work

Of course, instead of admitting the whole thing was a ridiculously hopeless concept from the start, they’ll simply refocus on new objectives:

Nightmarish political realities in Baghdad are prompting American officials to curb their vision for democracy in Iraq. Instead, the officials now say they are willing to settle for a government that functions and can bring security.

Brilliant. Just brilliant. But how will this make us safer, since we were informed that democracy in Iraq was required for American safety?