The governments of Iran, Turkey, Jordan, S Arabia & Kuwait all bordering Iraq are legitimate, though you indicate they are not. The government of the US is legitimate. While US is not adjacent to Iraq Al-Quaida seeks to destroy it also, as it does Israel. As do Iran, Syria Hamas, Hezb etc.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
from the article: Barak: Israel shouldn't appease U.S. president with one year left