Free except from themselves
I never really had an strong opinion about going to war in Iraq. I did think it was good to liberate the people, but still believed that the people should liberate themselves if they want freedom. And now, we have more evidence that they just aren't ready for any type of freedom. Freedom insinuates that there will be tolerance for the newly liberated ideals of others - free from persecution and punishment. I think blowing up a place of worship is a pretty big signal that no amount of "liberation" is going to matter. I am also pretty sure the Arab world could do without the US saying they would help rebuild the shrine.