@SZapper - Provisional governments are important. I think they really help set the stage for the future permanent government. That's why I really take issue with countries like the United States going into places and "helping" them set up their provisional government.
I think we really need to get over this idea that we are better/know more than every other country in the world. There are some world affair that we should stay out of, such as internal affairs of other countries!
Plus, I think countries that are setting up a provisional government need to know how to do it on their own. If someone else goes in and helps them set it up, how are they supposed to know what to do when it comes time to set up their permanent government?