"Then came the protests of the past week in the Middle East — a vivid illustration that the United States’ support for greater democracy in the Arab world during the past two years is no guarantee against the incendiary power of Islamist sentiment and anti-American rage." Where on earth did the US support "greater democracy" in the Arab world? In Jordan? or in Oman? or in Saudi Arabia? or in Morocco? Or in UAE? or in Qatar? Or in Bahrain? Or in Yemen? Or in Iraq? Where? So do you see how the falsehood and deception of the US media work? It is built on false premises and the rest follows.