Obama's popularity plummets in Arab world
Arab approval of the United States in the Middle East has plummeted so drastically that it now is lower than it was during the presidency of George W. Bush, according to a startling new survey.I wonder just how accurate the polling on the House of Saud really is? But it does tell that any notion Obama could possibly be seen as "the one" in those countries literally by his political positions alone are exaggerated at best. And guess what really offends the Islamic world in this case?
The poll of over 4,000 citizens in six Arab nations -- Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates -- shows the favorability rating of the United States dropping precipitously in four of them.
U.S. favorability has increased by 2 points in Lebanon and 17 points in Saudi Arabia since the Bush era. But those were the only nations where U.S. favorability is now higher.
The survey was conducted by IBOPE Zogby International on behalf of the Arab-American Institute (AAI) Foundation.
AAI founder and President James Zogby tells Newsmax the results reflect Arabs’ profound disappointment that the high hopes raised by President Barack Obama in his June 2009 speech at Cairo University were dashed.
One of the survey’s most startling findings: The majority of respondents in all six Arab nations said the killing of al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden gives them a worse opinion of the United States.I think that's all we need to know about just how demented those disgusting places really are, and why our taxpayers' money shouldn't be going to them. If the residents of those Islamic regimes are going to support such obscenities as bin Laden, then clearly, they're not the kind of people we should be associating ourselves with.
Via Doug Powers.