The Big Public Relations Push
The one in the Middle East. The one we said we'd be winning by now, thanks to the Iraq War. Winning hands-down. In case you haven't figured it out, public impressions appear to be headed down. Not up.
As you may recall, one of the primary "justifications" for invading Iraq was that we were going to reduce anti-American resentment in the Middle East -- which fuels terrorist recruitment -- and therefore make the world safer for our country. They were going to so appreciate everything we did for Iraq and Afghanistan that they would realize how great we were, like us much more, and therefore not want to attack us anymore. How is that going? [...]