June 3, 2007

U.S. Unpopular abroad

In a survey of foreigners in 25 countries, only 29 percent thought the United States had a positive influence in the world -- a decline from 36 percent with the same view in 2006 and 40 percent in 2005.
Poll analysts called it a “horrible slide,” and pointed to the Iraq war and global warming as two top issues where America’s influence is seen as negative.
A common theme abroad is “hypocrisy” in U.S. policy, a gap between our stated ideals and our practices.
Never before has America needed more friends abroad.

For all its diversified exports the United states remains so very misunderstood...

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