Tuesday, June 03, 2003

from top dog to gutter cat

Survey: War in Iraq Erodes U.S. Support:

WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq has sent support for the United States to new lows in predominantly Muslim countries and significantly damaged the standing of the United Nations in those nations and elsewhere, according to a survey released Tuesday.

The Pew Global Attitudes Project poll also found al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden still gets favorable marks in some predominantly Muslim countries, while British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan instill more confidence than President Bush in non-Muslim countries.

Even in the United States, Blair comes out ahead of Bush.

I remember Clinton was pretty well-liked by most world leaders. Why does the world's view of the US even matter? Well this excerpt would be funny, except for its dire consequences:

Majorities in seven of the eight predominantly Muslim countries surveyed said they think their nation will be attacked by the United States. In Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan, more than 70 percent of those questioned had this concern.

We are now the policeman/bully of the world.


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