We are not all haters and even the Christians like myself do not love war or hate Arabs, this is a generalization that is fed by disbelieving Americans and others. I believe from whatever side of the fence we are on there is some truth and a lot of falsity in the image we hold. We have been arrogant to an extent and let the world pass us by in terms of free enterprise and now suffer from a huge imbalance of exported goods. Who is lambasting the Arabs or Chinese and others for this? It would seem no-one.
Our friends in France took nuclear technology we perfected and have created a robust infrastructure of power sources while we let our programs lay in waste for 20 plus years as we argued over the ramifications of using it, the same happened with our oil refineries, we have shipped our oil overseas for refining for years. I believe America is guilty as charged; but for a different offense, that would be giving the farm away through excessive bickering among ourselves. The world will never see us any differently until we see ourselves for what we are, and where we are.
Should have done a hub on this; for what it's worth that is "my take on our image"'