Is the United States a target simply because for the first time in history there is a true world power (the U. S.), who is expected to solve all global problems, without disrespecting outsiders, and must adhere to a higher standard than other nations? Please tell me if you know of another country held to the same expectations as the United States. Personally, I am ashamed of the attack on Iraq, and believe that the majority of Americans also are. Don't consider America only as an agglomeration than individuals with many differences and commonalities they are willing to share. I admit that we could do a heck of lot better, but who else is providing a role model? Let them step up.