The way for America to improve its standing in the Middle East is very straightforward: match its deeds to its rhetoric and keep its promises.
The core of America’s poor reception in the Arab world today has less to do with antagonism towards Western values and more to do with the perception that Washington’s policies are hypocritical.
Fares Ghneim. from Madaba, Jordan.
From a letter to the editor of the Economist, September 17th, 2011. page 16.