Whatever happened to the self-regarding notion, propagated by Bush and his neocon mafia, that 'Muslim' terrorists were supposed to hate us for our 'freedoms' or just because we were born plain wonderful?
"Saying that he wanted to kill as many people as possible to 'avenge' US attacks on Muslims, Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty to trying to set off a car bomb in Times Square on May 1 in a conspiracy with the Pakistani Taliban. 'I'm going to plead guilty a hindred times over', the calm, composed 30-year old said on Monday showing no sign of repentance or anger as he recited a long list of grievances - US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, drone strikes, occupation of Muslim lands - in an hour-long hearing in a federal court in Manhattan... The judge asked him how it made sense to deliberately kill civilians, even children, to protest against US policies. 'The people select the government. We consider them all the same', he responded. 'The drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq. They don't see children... They kill women, they kill children, they kill everyone... I am part of the answer to the United States terrorising the Muslim nations and the Muslim people. I'm avenging the attacks'." (Times Square bomber says he wanted carnage, John Riley, SMH/Newsday, 23/6/10)