Maybe some immigrants are hostile because some locals take issue with them being there or maybe they just flat out dislike you for no reason or anywhere in between, hostility is a defense mechanism. Either way, boarders aside, we're all human, we all want some form of prosperity, it just so happens that you can obtain it easiest in America. I don't know the numbers for other countries but generally it takes about 2 to 3 generations to assimilate to American culture. People used to hold hostilities to the German, Chinese and Irish immigrants that came here the same way they hold them now for immigrants, legal or not, that come here from South and Central America. Everyone here just seems to blend in after a while, and we realize that we actually do have a lot in common with one another.
Sorry, don't mean to sound preachy, just thought I'd take up the other side of the argument.
1.Capture Osama - Hes still around, maybe he has less influence but he's still around.
2.Get Saddam's WMD's - He never really had any in the first place, and suddenly the tittle of the campaign is "Operation Iraqi Freedom." We didn't really see the need to "free" them when we were there for desert storm. OH and I almost forgot, the neo-con's are still pretending that there was a connection between Saddam and Al Qaeda but have zero proof, talk about wishful thinking.
3.Dismantle Al Qaeda - This is a tough one, I know we've caught some of the high cards but it seems like, judging from the scale of America's response to 9/11, we've only inadvertently given them credit for their deeds making them even more appealing for those who identify more with the terrorists than they do with the western world.
Really? People are still dying to this day over there and the mission has been accomplished? Why the hell are we sticking around if our job is done?
I really don't what we've accomplished in the middle east yet, maybe some small victories, AA, you've been there yourself I'm sure you have some first hand experiences of positive things happening, I think its safe to say that a lot of the locals there have welcomed you with open arms. Maybe some people feel safer over there since the army's arrival, but I don't feel any safer here. I probably have a greater chance of being killed by a lightning bolt than being a victim of a terrorist attack. And if I'm wrong, and we are safer because you guys are over there, what happens when, and we'll have to eventually, we pull you guys out?