“In a sophisticated October 2005 poll of 3,900 respondents in six Arab countries, only 6 percent registered support for al-Qaeda’s aim of a renewed caliphate over all Muslim lands; 39 percent, however, said they sympathized with al-Qaeda’s desire to ‘confront the United States.’ More than 70 percent endorsed the view that American objectives in the Middle East were to dominate the region, protect Israel’s interests, and weaken Muslims. Only 5 percent of respondents said they believed the United States was motivated by the desire to spread democracy.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ian S. Lustick, Trapped in the War on Terror, Page 126