Yes, democracies war.
I'm just damned tired of this Wilson / Bush nonsense. Bush keeps repeating the mantra "Democracies don't war". No amount of repetition will true this phrase. (If Bush can verb his nouns, so can I.)
Germany and Japan both had parliamentary systems before WW2. Hitler was the product of free and fair elections, as was Tojo. Both grabbed more power than the parliament intended, but they were originally elected the Wilson / Bush way.
What turned Germany and Japan into peaceful nations after
WW2 was not the first coming of democracy. It was millions of deaths. It was the knowledge that we had the A-bomb and were willing to use it. We didn't worry about their hearts and minds until we knew that we owned their sphincters.
In the current situation, Ahmadinejad of Persia is an elected president, and he is most assuredly preparing to war us. Hamas was "legitimately" elected in Palestine, and it is still committed to warring us.
Worst of all, Bush is trying to have it both ways. He insists that the new Iraq government is legitimate, but he is also trying to push Jaffari out of office.
If you're going to Wilson, you have to Wilson all the way. Whatever awful Mohammedan or terrorist regime takes power, it must be A-OK if it got there by an election certified by Jimmy Carter. You have to give it all the money it wants, and let it war you.
If you're going to LBJ, you have to LBJ properly and fully. Tell the Iraqi government that we put them in place, and their job is to do our bidding. It's too late for that, though.
As I've said before, the evidence of the last century is remarkably clear. Wilsoning fails, LBJing succeeds.