In One Eye

Thursday, June 23, 2005
It's come to this.
The United States' image is so tattered overseas two years after the Iraq invasion that China, which is ruled by a communist dictatorship, is viewed more favorably than the U.S. in many countries, an international poll found ...

Eleven of the 16 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center — Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan and Indonesia — had a more favorable view of China than the U.S.

India and Poland were more upbeat about the U.S., while Canadians are as likely to see China favorably as they were the United States.

The poll, which was released Thursday, found suspicion and wariness of the United States in many countries where people question the war in Iraq and are growing wary of the U.S.-led war on terror.
Our uniter-not-a-divider president has screwed up things so badly that the US is less respected than the oppressive Chinese government. Give me strength.

One second thought, I suppose GI George did unite people, after all. He's been able to get people to band together in their loathing of the US.