The fear of Iraq and the rest of the middle eastern world due to the mishandling of their home soil. Iraq is simply the poster child. People tend to be afraid of what they don't understand.
America has a severe case of iraqniphobia. America is afraid of Iraq and it's practices because that's what the media spoon feeds them to believe. Sure there's problems, but how many of these problems we're caused by the "mishandling of their home soil?" Granted, there have been improvements since the Iraq "war" began, but all you'll ever hear or read about in the news is "bad news." No one want to report "good news" anymore. It's bad for ratings.