>Oh I believe most of them do believe what they are taught. And unfortunately our recent actions just seem to confirm what they are taught-ie- that Americans are the great enemy who was going to kill arabs and take their land- Our attack on Afghanistan and occupation of Iraq must make the skeptics among them believers. <
True, but I think there was a big difference between attacking Afghanistan, where terrorists were being trained and given refuge, and attacking Iraq.
>And remember, they don't see things as we do, they don't see the WTC collapsing, they see bombs falling on their country and their children being killed. It's a tough situation for the US, ofcourse we had to retaliate for 9/11, but in doing so it have guaranteed another generation of America-hating Arabs. <
Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11 and the government of Saudi Arabia has done much to help terrorism by subsidizing the religious schools where young children are taught to hate the west, but we are not at war with them. I wonder if this war would have happened had 9/11 never happened, had the only difficulty with Iraq been the possibility of Iraq having or developing weapons of mass destruction. I think 9/11 was used to "sell" this war to the American people when in fact Iraq probably had nothing to do with it.