One brief shining example is the President of Iran. Take a look at this:
No country in the world looks upon America as a friend. When the U.S. name is mentioned, usually people are reminded of war, aggression and bloodshed, and that's not a good thing.
Is that why so many people are trying to get into the U.S.? I mean, let's look at this thing honestly and clearly, here. Other countries want our money, people from those same countries want in here. The ones that are want to harm the U.S. are the only ones that don't like us regardless of what we do (or don't do). They are the ones that are openly supporting and actively promoting hostility against us.
And from where I sit, Iran is one of those countries.
But I suspect there's more to all of this. Polls may show there's a rift between Arabs and the U.S., and spinmeisters can tie it to Iraq to their hearts' content. But, I cannot accept the fact that this is the primary reason for this.
They hate our culture. They are still in the Middle Ages, we are not. No matter what we do or don't do, we still are the object of their disdain, as long as we count Israel as a friend. The stark truth is, they hated us well before Iraq was ever thought of.
They teach their children to hate Israel and the U.S., as part of the school curriculum. Don't believe me? Read what Hirsi Ali has to say here. (HT for this one: Booker Rising)
If one speaks and teaches lies enough, it becomes a reality in the people's minds that hear them, regardless of the facts that demonstrate otherwise.