"We set out to establish a democracy, but we're slowly realizing we will have some form of Islamic republic."
Look for your conservative friends to complain that this is all due to liberal dissent and obstruction.
This isn't the fault of the liberals. The neo-cons went into Iraq under false pretenses with no plan. And when we eventually get out, Iraq will be worse off than it was pre-invasion. Saddam was no doubt a bad guy, but at least he kept his government secular. Now we're looking at some form of militant Islamic rule.