The Foreign Service Journal, March 2004

50 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / M A R C H 2 0 0 4 T HE WAR AGAINST I RAQ HAS GREATLY EXACERBATED AN ALREADY WIDESPREAD MISTRUST OF THE U.S. IN THE A RAB AND M USLIM WORLDS . H ERE IS THE VIEW FROM E GYPT . B Y K HALED A BDULKAREEM F O C U S O N I R A Q t is already one year since the U.S. military invasion of Iraq kicked off. The U.S. occupation forces are still in Iraq. And so is the resentment of those forces in the rest of the Arab world. A lot has changed since President George Bush gave the go-ahead for the unprecedented U.S. military occupation of an Arab country. There have been some changes for the worse, while admittedly there have been some good developments for the Iraqis, depending on who is talking. The one sure change for the worse, however, is the way the majority of Arabs and Muslims view the U.S. I Adam Niklewicz O PERATION I RAQI F REEDOM : T HE A RAB R EACTION