For what it's worth, I think the guy in this interview said some smart things. So I'm employing the lazy blogger's favorite device, and linking the video here, with a few quotable excerpts below:
You have to understand that their perspective is that they want us to tear each other apart. They want this country to tear itself apart with racial and religious prejudice and conflict. And we are falling right into that trap. It's disastrous. It's a terrible mistake.
It is American servicemen out in the field who are trying to negotiate with our Muslim allies, and are trying to win our Muslim allies in the fight against Al Qaeda, who are facing this problem first-hand. [...] We can't just talk about the Constitution or talk about the Bill of Rights. We have to live up to it. We have to show an example that other people can respect us rather than fear us.
Seems so simple, doesn't it?