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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


Replies: 2 comments

on Friday, October 15th, 2004 at 12:57 PM CST, Haws said

Much of that "solidarity" was lip service as there was quite a bit of feeling in Europe and elsewhere that we brought 9/11 on ourselves or somehow deserved it. What I'd like to know is how many of those polled liked the US beforehand.

Of course foreign countries would prefer Kerry, he places a much higher value on international opinion and corrupt institutions like the UN than Bush does. I don't give a lot of weight to their opinions, frankly, because they don't have our best interests at heart, they have their own. In fact, the more I hear from Europeans about who they want as our president the more likely I would be to vote for Bush simply out of spite.

on Friday, October 15th, 2004 at 1:23 PM CST, rlrr said

Sadly, many wingnuts will see this as a plus for Bush...

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