Saturday, July 16, 2011

Obama Has Nothing to Show for Bowing to and Bootlicking Arab Leaders

IPS News confirms what we intuitively suspected, that a Zogby poll consisting of 4,000 face-to-face interviews indicated that U.S. standing in the Arab world has plunged during the Obama administration.

The United States' popularity in the Arab world has plummeted to levels lower than the last year of the George W. Bush administration, according to a new survey of public opinion in six Arab countries released here Wednesday.

The "Arab Attitudes" survey found that favourable ratings of the United States have fallen by nine percent or more in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the past two years.

In Egypt, they fell from 30 percent to a meagre five percent. Only in Lebanon did positive views of the U.S. (23 percent) remain consistent....

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