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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    The people in this poll rated Iran's President Ahmadinejad's policies higher than Obama's - if that tells you anything. Also, if "not putting enough pressure on Israel" is top on the list, then that list is obviously not very well though out. I could see if they said they did not like how he reacted to the riots in the Middle East, authorizing the strike on OBL without letting Pakistan know first, or the continued act of extraordinary rendition. However, it seems to me that this poll is probably akin to going to Redneckville, Alabama and asking what people's opinions are of Obama.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    The people in this poll rated Iran's President Ahmadinejad's policies higher than Obama's - if that tells you anything.
    Yeah...it tells me that the US policy in the Middle East is horrible.

    Also, if "not putting enough pressure on Israel" is top on the list, then that list is obviously not very well though out.
    Why not? Many Arabs perceive Israel as their biggest enemy. How is that any different than Americans complaining about China not putting enough pressure on North Korea, for example?

    I could see if they said they did not like how he reacted to the riots in the Middle East, authorizing the strike on OBL without letting Pakistan know first, or the continued act of extraordinary rendition. However, it seems to me that this poll is probably akin to going to Redneckville, Alabama and asking what people's opinions are of Obama.
    This survey was across several Arab nations, not some isolated backwater community. The fact that they dislike our government doesn't make them rednecks or ignorant. Perhaps the people who actually have to live with the US policy toward Middle Eastern nations might have some legitimate grievances with our government.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Hypothetical hypocrisy is just about the dumbest basis for an argument I've ever seen.

    I thought Obama was a secret Muslim tyrant bent on the destruction of Israel?
    Apparently he hoped ... and then changed.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The Arab world is "around the world"?

    Someone needs a lesson in geography. Hint: FoxNews is not the place to learn about geography

    What does this map have to do with the "Arab World"?
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yeah...it tells me that the US policy in the Middle East is horrible.
    That's funny. It tells ME that most people in the Middle East are blind and completely unreasonable.

    Why not? Many Arabs perceive Israel as their biggest enemy. How is that any different than Americans complaining about China not putting enough pressure on North Korea, for example?
    You are placing a moral equivalence on Israel and the DPRK?

    This survey was across several Arab nations, not some isolated backwater community. The fact that they dislike our government doesn't make them rednecks or ignorant. Perhaps the people who actually have to live with the US policy toward Middle Eastern nations might have some legitimate grievances with our government.
    It makes them entirely unreasonable. As for Israel, remember, THE ARABS and PERSIANS are responsible for the fact there is a conflict there, not the State of Israel.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    However, it seems to me that this poll is probably akin to going to Redneckville, Alabama and asking what people's opinions are of Obama.
    I don't think that is really a fair comparison.

    The rate of first cousin and Uncle/Neice marriage is MUCH higher throughout the Arab world than it is in even the most backwater portion of Alabama.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

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    James Zogby, the anti-Israel pollster...
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I don't think that is really a fair comparison.

    The rate of first cousin and Uncle/Neice marriage is MUCH higher througout the Arab world than it is in even the most backwater portion of Alabama.
    hahahahaha lol
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Obama should have captured OBL and then bowed to him.

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