I found this on a link from Moxie Grrrl's blogroll. If you haven't seen Porquoi Pas? you should check it out.
I am pasting the last lines from the post there of a letter from a US Educated, Iraqi citizen. The whole letter is very powerful. But the last paragraph should make some weep:
We do not hate America for its "freedom or democracy." We don't hate America. We hate the crimes, the destruction, and the devastation committed by America against the innocent people in our country.
On whom should the shame and blame be placed?