Perhaps an initial lack of Western interference influence could have prevented some bombings? Poke a sleeping dog and he'll wake up and bite!
I wonder how close to home that paper trail might lead.
Instead of forcing democracy on sovereign nations at gunpoint, which is doomed to failure unless the gun remains aimed indefinitely, maybe lead by example instead. For a nation to be told, at gunpoint or otherwise, that the way they've lived for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years is wrong, they're gonna need an example to look to, to show them why they are wrong.
You're gonna have to expunge Texas. And no repeats of Bush Jr.'s second election. Maybe ease up on the POW torture, too. Diplomacy before destruction! You don't need an army of soldiers, you need an army of Billy J. Clintons!