America ended slavery, the only places in the world that still has slavery is Africa. Isn't that ironic. And it's not white Europeans or Americans engaging in it. You're still delusional, slavery still exists in the US and Europe, especially for the sex trade, and with illegal immigrants. There was a National Geographic article about that. In Iraq 80% of the population have registered to vote. They may top our own election in voter turnout. Yes the Iraqi people want freedom. They want anything but occupation, what if they vote for a theocracy with sharia law? Are they free to do that? Anyway, most will not even be able to make it to the polls even if they wanted to. Didn't Bush give Saddam an ultimatum? That he should turn himself in, or we would invade? What if he did turn himself in? Then your "bringing freedom to Iraq" story wouldn't apply, would it? Same for Afghanistan.