An exclusive Al Jazeera poll has revealed that the majority of Pakistanis have become disenchanted with the US.

They are more concerned about US interference in their country than they are about the Taliban operating on their soil.

According to the survey, they consider the US as the biggest overall threat to their country.
 
Missile attacks are increasingly turning Pakistanis against the US.

Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, was supposedly killed in an attack by an unmanned US drone last week along with his wife and security guards.
 
Over the weekend, his deputy rejected media reports of the leader's death.
 
Taliban officials have denied further rumours that there has been a battle between the factions trying to decide who should lead the Taliban next.

But any violence that spills over is unlikely to change public opinion - the Taliban are no longer considered the biggest threat to the country. 

Has the US failed Pakistan? Can the US mend its relationship with Pakistan while it carries out lethal bombings on its soil? 

How can they deal with the Taliban when public support for the US military is so low? And what does it take to win the hearts and minds of Pakistanis?

Inside Story presenter Sami Zeidan is joined by Nisar Memon, the former federal minister and chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and a member of the PML-Q, Javed Malik, Pakistan's ambassador-at-large for the Middle East, and Todd Kent, a professor of political science at Texas A&M University.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, August 9, 2009.

Source: Al Jazeera