Um, Peggums, you might want to look at the relationship between unpopular military occupations and the breeding of resentment based upon that.
Obviously, it is an overstatement to say ONLY Dame Peggums could be so illogical, as the last five years have shown us on the internet and cable television just about any right-winger is able to extrapolate the cause of middle eastern hatred toward America as being just about anything short of our actual policies and actions. Whatever the attitude some religious zealots have toward our alleged decadence is secondary to their hatred and resentment towards us for our policies. They envy us our freedoms, hell they resent our having wealth and prosperous in the fact of our our dominance and ham-handed assertions of same. The sooner we come to grips with this fact, the better.
The last sentence is aimed particularly at the Bush Administration and just about every Republican Candidate.