10/15/2004: The proof of Bush's incompetence
On September 12, 2001, practically every nation on Earth expressed regard for and solidarity with the United States.
America's reputation around the world is hurting, according to a series of coordinated polls published Friday from 10 countries, including many of the United States' closest allies.
In eight of the countries where the surveys commissioned by major newspapers were conducted, more people said their view of America had worsened in the past two to three years than improved. That question was asked in nine countries.
By big margins, those questioned said the war in Iraq did not aid the global fight against terrorism.
And in eight out of 10 nations, those polled said - often in landslide proportions - that they hoped to see Democrat John Kerry beat President Bush in next month's election. Bush won backing from a majority of respondents only in Russia and Israel.
Len on 10.15.04 @ 12:25 PM CST