Terrorism is a crime against all humanity. It knows no ethnic, religious or other national or geographic boundaries, and we must see it in that context.

— Colin Powell
This really is one of the few intelligent comments I’ve heard on all this. It neither relies on kneejerk patriotism, nor ignorant racism. And it keeps in mind, that if it wasn’t the US, there would be another target. People instinctivly hate those who have more than they do, no matter how altruistic their lifestyle.