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is a costly mistake.

So why does it keep appearing? Is there some kind of mental disease that causes people to hate the U.S.? Or are they being hypnotized by the grainy videotaped messages that Bin Laden posts on the internet?

No, an overwhelming majority of those who dislike the U.S. say it is simply because U.S. policies are wrong. Policies are the problem.

But wait!

It is U.S. "policy" for a free and democractic Iraq. It is U.S. "policy" to see a free and independent Palestine.

The words must match the deeds. People are not so stupid to simply believe what someone says is their policy. They watch what they actually do. What does the word "actually" mean? Think about it.

It's a war of information. A battle for "hearts and minds" if you will.

It is the endeavour of maintaining the machinery of empire with minimal cost. It's a business-like process.

I think that the whole mythical concept of the "America-hating disease" is just laughable. So many people believe in it.
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