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Gallup Poll Shows U.S. Policy NOT Winning Any Friends

Mar 4, 2002

The Gallup Organization just released the results of a poll involving interviews in nine Muslim countries. Whatever the problems of having a U.S. poll conducted in foreign countries, the results demonstrate that the part of the world most affected by the U.S. war on terrorism strongly disagrees with what Bush has done.

Less than one in four people polled had a favorable opinion of the United States and only one in eleven thought the military action against Afghanistan was morally justified.

The figures for two U.S. allies are also interesting. In Saudi Arabia, only one of every six had a favorable opinion of the U.S. In Kuwait, which is supposed to look upon the U.S. as its rescuer, the figure was one in four, meaning three fourths of those polled had an unfavorable view of the U.S. Almost three quarters of Kuwaitis in the poll were against the war against Afghanistan.

Bush has declared the war is necessary, for something must be done after the terrible acts of September 11. Yet here is a poll by a U.S. company that shows what the U.S. government is doing seems to be creating a huge number of people who hate the United States. These people are a ticking bomb, waiting to explode against a U.S. population which accepts what the government is doing in our name.