Wait, I thought they hated us. They hate our freedom, our culture, our democracy. But they love Friends in Gaza and Oprah in Saudi? HOW can I reconcile these conflicting viewpoints. Wait, I know, they don't hate us.
People in the ME love our culture and our way of life but they don't want it shoved down their throats with tanks and guns. Also they hate our ineffctive uneven policies in the region. (See my post "Foreign Hypocrisy" for starters and this great brief article by John Esposito, "It's the Policy Stupid: Political Islam and the US Foreign Policy")