Two years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, relations between the U.S. and the Muslim world have deteriorated to one of their lowest points in recent history.
During these two years of mismanaged executive power, the Bush administration has created a dangerous and uncertain climate of perpetual warfare inside the predominantly Arab nation of Iraq that has caused the deaths of more than 7,000 Iraqi civilians and hundreds of U.S. soldiers.
It has detained or otherwise harassed Muslim immigrants to the U.S., often without providing sufficient justification.
The administration has created an illegal military prison for suspected terrorists in Cuba, placing hundreds of Muslims and others in legal limbo. It has shut down Muslim charities suspected of having ties with terrorism, rarely citing specific reasons for such action…