Originally Posted by Direckshun
If it were coming purely from al Qaeda's PR, you might have a point. But our policies are frequently cited across virtually all jihadists as the source of not just terrorist attacks, but of the Middle East's contempt towards America in general.
Correction: I definitely have a point unless none of it is coming from al Qaeda.
I'm unaware of any comprehensive study on the subject, but if it exists, I'm confident that policies aren't the exclusive motivator and that terror detainees claim they aren't motivated by their antipathy toward our blasphemous and infidel way of life. I suspect that you've just been reading too much left wing propaganda or you just haven't stopped to think about how ridiculously unlikely your position is.