Some people insist insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. Another popular train of thought is those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
I'm not sure which category this falls under, but some sources are now saying that the US may want to install the Shah's son as monarch in Iran. Which makes all the quibbling about "democracy" all the more cynical, especially since none of these people American citizens to control the streets of Washington DC following the Bush election fraud debacle of 2000. And crown prince has been generating a lot of publicity lately.
With the housing market worsening and welfare rolls increasing, the Obama administration is probably glad to have this distraction from the failures of it's economic stealfromus. It won't tkae too many more gruesome videos to sway the television watchers into supporting another war which only benefits a small portion of Americans, in another oil rich Middle eastern country that has nothing to do with democracy and everything to do with continuing an insane foreign policy that we were promised was going to change.