Originally Posted by Direckshun
The Middle East would likely still despise us for a generation or so, even if we took radical steps to reverse our policies there. Deep wounds heal, but they take time.
I think you'd eventually see a sharp drop in the Middle East's disapproval of the United States if that were the case. We simply offer the world too much, and our messages of democracy and self-determination are too attractive.
Here's my problem with that theory. They last went bat shit at us because of our refusal to dictate what is acceptable speech. That had nothing to do with a middle east policy.