It’s the policies, stupid

The Defense Science Board, which one can assume is a division of the Pentagon hated by both Rummy and Georgie, released a report the day before Thanksgiving (great time to release reports! The usually alert media is even more alert before a big holiday!) which criticized the current U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Christian Science Monitor quotes this doozy from the DSB report:

Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies [the report says]. The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favor of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively see as tyrannies, most notably Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Pakistan and the Gulf states. Thus, when American public diplomacy talks about bringing democracy to Islamic societies, this is seen as no more than self-serving hypocrisy.