Turns out we may have been misinformed. Shame on you, oh Talking Heads! Per Wired's Danger Room:
But a survey of Pakistan's tribal regions, released today in Pakistan's Daily Times, tells a different story. "Over two-thirds of the people viewed Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as enemy number one, and wanted the Pakistani army to clear the area of the militants. A little under two-thirds want the Americans to continue the drone attack[s] because the Pakistani army is unable or unwilling to retake the territory from the Taliban," researcher Farhat Taj says.
Surprise lesson for the Western press? Not all Muslims -- even "tribal" Muslims, which when you think about it is an expression smacking with racism -- think alike. Some may even -- gasp -- not be pawns of the Islamists.