Wednesday, June 27, 2007

At Least We're Still More Popular Than Osama...

We have another absurd "global survey" from the America-haters at Pew, designed to make us look bad while propping up corrupt cesspools like the U.N. This one is so laden with anti-American sentiment, it's no surprise the Reuters story is written by someone named Andy Sullivan.
The United States' image is plummeting in many corners of the globe, but China and other large powers are falling from favor as well, according to a global survey released on Wednesday.

The 47-country survey also found global warming and other environmental problems are seen as the top threat in many places, ahead of nuclear proliferation, AIDS and other dangers.

The Pew Global Attitudes Project has documented wide anti-American sentiment since it was launched in 2002 but found those attitudes deepening this year.

The United States' favorable ratings declined in 26 of the 33 countries for which a comparison was available, with negative views particularly strong in the Middle East.
Gee, I wonder why? Could it be Islamofascists are ingraining their populace with propaganda, perhaps?
Only 9 percent of those surveyed in Turkey had a favorable view of the United States, while 13 percent did in the Palestinian territories. The United States fared better in Lebanon, where 47 percent responded positively.
So we have a 13% favorability with the Palestinians. All the more reason to keep throwing money at them.

Great policy.

Sadly for Pew, some of their icons fared badly.
Leaders like Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who challenge the existing order found few admirers. Osama bin Laden was viewed favorably only in one place, the Palestinian territories, where 57 percent said they had confidence in him.
I guess challenging the existing order via murder and mayhem isn't quite resonating.

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