I suppose the view of the middle eastern citizens that the US is weak and they can attack with impunity may have been fostered by the consistent lack of leadership over the last few years. OR it may be they are emboldened by the overt support of the President for the actions of the current leaders of the “Arab Spring” movement. Foreign aid? Why thank you Brother Hussein but take this slap in the face anyway. We hate you and your country so we can kill your representatives and go without punishment because you hurt our feelings by ridiculing our prophet. The Religion of Peace for sure.