Pres Bush Is Popular Wordwide

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    This goes against all the Bush bashing the liberal media has engaged in over the last 5 years


    Jimmy Carter Is Wrong: Bush Popular Worldwide
    Doug Wead
    Monday, May 21, 2007


    Presidential historian Doug Wead returns from an around-the-world trip and finds to his surprise that U.S. President George W. Bush is more popular worldwide than the United States is led to believe.

    Wead shares his thoughts on this most recent trip and his insights on comments made by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter about the public relations image of Bush and the United States among foreign nations.

    You have just returned from your third round-the-world trip in 10 months and you say that George W. Bush is actually more popular worldwide than the public perception.

    Yes, George W. Bush and his whole family are very respected, even popular, with the man on the street in China. It is a country he visited as a teenager and a country that respects both he and his father. China is the largest nation on earth, population 1.3 billion.

    India is the second most populous nation on earth, with 1 billion, and George W. Bush may be the most popular American president ever in that country. I have made many visits to India over the years and written a book about it. His respect among the majority Hindu population runs very deep. They see him as the first Western leader to understand the threat of militant Islam.


    This administration is widely respected in Eastern Europe, very popular in Poland, for example, and Slovenia. I just came back from Saratov, Russia, my third trip in a year to that country, Bush is respected by Russians everywhere who see him as a gutsy guy, a leader, and they like that.

    And yet Jimmy Carter describes this administration as the worse ever for public relations around the world.


    [On May 19, 2007, Carter told the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."]

    Well, there is that perception, but it isn't technically true. I have nothing against President Carter, I have met with him on numerous occasions and always respected him, but in this case his criticism plays to a widely held perception in America and Western Europe that is not accurate.

    So why does the idea persist that Bush is so hated? Is this a Western European thing?

    Yes, his unpopularity in Western Europe is wider and deeper than it may have ever been there. If Carter were talking only about Europe he may have been right. When I give a speech in Sweden and mention his name the audience will snicker.


    And then part of the perception comes because he is unpopular with some pockets that have been traditionally pro-American. Gaullists in France, for example, or whites in South Africa. There is a shifting of sympathies and attitudes taking place and it is very complex, different for each country.

    I suppose it is primarily dictated by the war with militant Islam.

    That's a big part. But even that is far more complicated than it appears. For example last November, Indonesia, the fourth largest nation on earth and the largest Muslim nation in the world, offered to send peace keeping troops to Iraq, to take a stand against terrorism.

    http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/5/21/111126.shtml?s=lh
     
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    libs only get their news from the daily propaganda show with jon stews-lies-ert and the (mis)view with red rosie
     
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    don't forget about Dead Air America and Keith Overbite
     
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    Take it from somebody who lives outside America (although that could change very soon)....we all think Bush is thick as pigshit (ie he's a dumbfuck bigtime)....just a thought! :eusa_angel:
     
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    So the next time your country needs help, I bet the number dialed has the area code 202

    Funny how other countries hate America and the President, but LOVE out money
     
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    That may or may not be the case, but elections at least in Europe seem to belie that. France and Germany have elected more American friendly leaders. The problem has never been Bush but America.
     
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    anecdotal evidence to the contrary:

    every single Italian that engaged my wife and I in conversation during our trip to Rome in March had wonderful things to say about the United States and horrible things to say about our president. every single one. Not one resident of Rome that we spoke with had ANYTHING nice to say about Bush.
     
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    Did anyone notice how this Redstates fool went from they love Bush to they hate Bush in a matter of 6 minutes?

    This guy doenst even believe his own propaganda.

    Hes a real troll.
     
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    So this Doug Wead character writes a whole essay on how popular Bush is, without providing a shred of evidence (outside of a few anecdotes) to back up his claims, and that makes it a matter of fact? I don't think so. :rolleyes:
     
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    RSR ALWAYS posts Op-ed pieces and then claims they are fact. It's what he does....that, and spout one liner talking points....

    oh, and avoid every single question anyone ever poses to him....I forgot that part! :)
     

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