Barry Dauphin understands them perfectly.
Why do they hate us?” is a question that undergoes a subtle transformation in the minds of many anti-American, anti-West folks. It becomes: well nobody could really hate me, because I’m wonderful, so they must really hate you (Bushmacchimphitler & Halliburton & anyone else I don’t agree with and didn’t vote for. Since anyone who disagrees with me must hate me, I am within my rights to hate them…and that means you). Since I hate you and the Islamists hate you, they must be onto something, so I’ll give them some more time to calm down a bit, so they don’t accidentally hurt me. Accidentally, because they aren’t responsible for this, you know.