No one could, or should, deny that our support of Israel has inflamed the Arab countries. Since Israel is the only democratic government in the Mideast, it is our own best interest to arm and assist them. After all, the Mideast contains most of the world's supply of oil, which we desperately need. However, many of us never approved of Israel's cleansing themselves of many Palestinians...people who had lived there for many generations, who in 1948 found themselves kicked out of their homes and businesses and becoming refugees. Other countries were suddenly burdened with these poor people and were reluctant to accept them. Why is it hard for anyone to understand how angry this made all Arabs? They know of our financial and weapon support of Israel, so they hate us, too. If there was ever a solution to this problem, the invasion of Iraq was not it! I do not support Hamas or Hezbollah...they are extremists, but I understand why they want land of their own. Diplomacy might have helped along the way, just as it might help before we get too involved with Iran, but that is not what this administration is about. I know I'm lucky to live in a country that allows me to speak my mind, and I would help defend it....but, even our friends (Britain, Canada, Australia) all hate our foreign policies and our administration. Isn't that sad?