WASHINGTON — 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.
The poor image persists even though the Bush administration has been promoting freedom and democracy throughout the world in recent months and has sent hundreds of millions of dollars in relief aid to Indian Ocean nations hit by the devastating Dec. 26 tsunami.
“It’s amazing when you see the European public rating the United States so poorly, especially in comparison with China,” said Andrew Kohut, director of the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
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 counries where people question the war in Iraq and are growing wary of the U.S.-led war on terror.
So there are a few (100k+) collateral deaths in Iraq… Small fries when compared to the lives saved in the long run. Look at the BIG picture people!
And after everything the U.S. has done in humanitarian aid and relief for the world, I guess those assholes don’t appreciate it, maybe we should stop doing anything for these bastards and then they’ll be wondering, “Where is the U.S., We just had a another Tsunami and they aren’t helping! WHERE ARE THEY!”…