In contradistinction to Bush administration rhetoric about the ineffectiveness of an international war crimes tribunal, read the following article here about the very important effect the Hague process is having in Bosnia. This article tries to illuminate just one of the ways that international, cooperative, or global-society institutions help promote the development of democracy for real, on the ground, in the real world. . .in a way BETTER THAN GUNS and UNILATERALISM can, I would add. . .
The American occupation of Iraq was not about "freedom and democracy," and the situation there long ago turned into the unilaterally greedy quagmire it was destined to become from the start.