November 03, 2006

Bush more dangerous than Kim and Ahmadinejad: international survey

The British public often surprises me with its poll returns of world affairs. Remember 60% believed Israel to be the biggest threat to peace in the world back in 2000? Well see this Guardian report today:
America is now seen as a threat to world peace by its closest neighbours and allies, according to an international survey of public opinion published today that reveals just how far the country's reputation has fallen among former supporters since the invasion of Iraq.

Carried out as US voters prepare to go to the polls next week in an election dominated by the war, the research also shows that British voters see George Bush as a greater danger to world peace than either the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-il, or the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Both countries were once cited by the US president as part of an "axis of evil", but it is Mr Bush who now alarms voters in countries with traditionally strong links to the US.
It's nice to know that the people can rise above the propaganda. I wonder if the rise of the internet has affected how people get their information. We've certainly come a long way from the days when "it was the Sun wot won it!"


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