Thursday, June 28, 2007

Global Poll says Most Countries Have Favorable View of US

The International Herald Tribune reports:
overall views of America remain very or somewhat favorable among majorities in 25 of 47 countries surveyed in a major international opinion poll, the Pew Research Center reported Wednesday.

Of course, the headline actually reads "Global poll shows wide distrust of U.S," but unfortunately only reflects the editorial views of The Trib's staffers. The actual facts of the Pew Survey are much less negative than the leftardo slackers lounging in Gay Paree who put the rag together. Where is the story in dog bites man?

The chief Pew spokesman says:
"Anti-Americanism since 2002 has deepened, but it hasn't really widened," said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project. "It has worsened among America's European allies and is very, very bad in the Muslim world. But there is still a favorable view of the United States in many African countries, as well as in 'New Europe' and the Far East."

I'm going to cry myself to sleep tonight that the appeasing military cowards in Western Europe and the violent reactionaries in the Muslim world are "anti-American." Indeed, I'd be worried if they weren't. New Europe, the Far East and Africa are more important to the US than the moribund obsolescent societies seeking a nanny-state Nirvana. This would include shrinking demographic societies like Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and other abortion-oriented western societies that have cradle-to-grave benefits where children are not needed to take care of parents in old age. And these countries are rapidly importing the workers needed to replace their native kids---someone has to pay the taxes to keep the benefits coming.....

Oh yeah... it turns out that the co-chair of this Pew study is Madeleine "Chubby Thighs" Albright, whose lack of bias is non-existent and whose tenure at State was an unmitigated disaster which led up to North Korea getting the bomb and 9/11 becoming inevitable. Although Albright was helped in achieving US insecurity against terrorism by fellow distaffers Janet Reno and Jamie Gorelick---whose incompetence was fully matched by their arrogance and whose only usefulness was getting Florida into the Bush column in 2000 [Remember Elian Gonzalez?].

And finally, there is this glass three-quarters-empty lowlight at the end of the IHT article:
Asked about the crisis in the Middle East, Western publics were generally optimistic that a solution can be found that accommodates the needs of both Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis also took that view. But Arabs in the region were pessimistic, with more than 70 percent in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian territories believing that "the rights and needs of the Palestinian people cannot be taken care of as long as the state of Israel exists."

So much for the "Two State Solution"---or shall we say "Three States" since Gaza was usurped by a Hamas Putsch?

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