Michael Totten thinks that the typical American view of the Middle East is “a region of Arabic speaking Muslims who don’t drink alcohol, hate the United States, want to destroy Israel and massacre Jews, and want a revolutionary socialist government”.
He thinks that’s as ridiculous as a Middle Eastern having this view of a Americans:
white Protestants who trace their heritage back to
Englandand Germany, listen to country music, are xenophobic but simultaneously enjoy foreign wars, go to church every Sunday and Bible study throughout the rest of the week, don’t travel, watch Nascar, drink Miller High Life, and eat onlychicken pot pie, meatloaf, tuna casserole, cranberries, hamburgers, pizza, American cheese, freedom fries, and stuffed turkey.”
Except for the deleted stuff, that’s not too far off from me. Although, I guess all the deletions do somewhat validate Totten’s point (except I do have a brother in East Texas that all of those things do apply to…)