No brainer. It ain't our Bill of Rights or they want our women to wear Burkas. It is because we have military bases on their lands just like we were targeted in Vietnam. It is their 'Monroe Doctrine'.
So if we want to be there, we have to expect opposition. Our decision is based on - is it is worth it? We believe it is worth it - either for oil, for Israel or to assert power. So people should not act surprised -'targeting' that's what happens in war. And the war has been going on a lot prior to 9/11.
Anyone who thinks that if we pulled out of the Middle East and allowed Israel to be obliterated would result in the terrorists not targeting us is hopelessly naive.
They expressed it numerous times, that they want to turn the entire world into some Islamic Empire.