Paging Pollyanna

Nir Rosen describes the remarkable progress U.S. social workers are making in Iraq:

    In the beginning of the occupation I entered a taxi and asked the driver what he thought of the events in Iraq. He looked away and started crying. I asked him if somebody in his family had died. “We all died,” he told me. Now taxi drivers talk only of the latest explosion and how much they hate the Americans and want to kill them. One taxi driver drove by a mosque and saw Americans in the courtyard. “Look what they’re doing!” he shouted hysterically. “They even enter inside mosques! They are dirty Jews, I swear if I had an RPG now I would shoot them!”

Now tell me which of the two arguments from this earlier post sounds more plausible.