As expected America’s drive to firmly plant democracy in the Middle East beginning with the elections scheduled for January 30, 2005 ran into fierce opposition from terrorists, most notably Abu Musab-a-Zarqawi, the recently assassinated Jordanian- born al-Qaida chief in Iraq.
January 23, 2005 he declared war on democracy [WOD?] in an audio recording
posted on the Web as his terrorist associates attacked polling stations
and other targets aimed at disrupting the then upcoming election. This
election, since conducted successfully, permitted Iraqi voters to
choose a 275 seat National Assembly and provincial councils in 18
provinces. Al-Zarqawi stated: “We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology.” The
speaker railed against democracy for supplanting the rule of God with
the rule of man and the majority and that this was based on un-Islamic
belief such as freedom of expression and separation of church and state.
The History of Democracy, by Harold E. Rogers, Jr.
The author contends democracy was actually born in Mesopotamia (Ancient Iraq), in the Sumerian city-states. So, you could say we're just trying to put things back in order.