Yeah, good argument...until you realize we've helped create and perpetuate the mid-east conflict from the beginning of the modern era.
Because it's not like the CIA ever funds those kinda people if they want to destabilise an inconvenient regime. That's NEVER happened.
No, America is not responsible for all of the evil in the world, and people who say it is are idiots. But I think what galls people about America is the massive chasm of hypocrisy between its heroic, paragon-of-goodness-and-light "Shining City on a Hill" self-image, and the reality that it's just as grubby as any other country, if not more so. That, combined with the sheer scale and influence of its dodgy foreign policy, which makes it an obvious target. The British Empire was just as hated before you, and China will be after you.
Also, Gitmo. How can anyone take all the human rights rhetoric seriously with that still going on?
whats going on with that?
why should Americans take the offensive for some questionable(unverified reason)