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

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

    James Zogby, the anti-Israel pollster who released these findings today, blames the drop in support for Obama in the Arab world on Obama’s failure to put the amount of pressure on Israel the Arab world wanted and expected. But according to the poll, the Arab world doesn’t seem to be happy with any of America’s foreign policy positions. Respondents rated Obama’s policies as the least popular, when compared with other leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Killing Osama bin Laden also contributed to the Arab world’s negative views of Obama. In all six countries surveyed – Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia – the majority of respondents said killing bin Laden made them “less favorable toward the U.S.” Notably, in Egypt, only 2 percent said the al Qaeda leader’s death made them view America more positively.
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    Now, if GWB were President, we'd all hear about how killing OBL was a great recruiting tool for AQ, and other such nonsense.

    But The Obama? He's got that big (D) shield next to his name.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Obama

    Now, if GWB were President, we'd all hear about how killing OBL was a great recruiting tool for AQ, and other such nonsense.

    But The Obama? He's got that big (D) shield next to his name.

    I highly doubt that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    I highly doubt that.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Obama

    Now, if GWB were President, we'd all hear about how killing OBL was a great recruiting tool for AQ, and other such nonsense.

    But The Obama? He's got that big (D) shield next to his name.
    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?
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Besides all that, Deuce, how does an Isreali pollster rate the views of its enemy pertaining to a nation that has sworn to remain allied with them in their defense? For those who buy this garbage, think about it...think about it long and hard....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Obama

    Now, if GWB were President, we'd all hear about how killing OBL was a great recruiting tool for AQ, and other such nonsense.

    But The Obama? He's got that big (D) shield next to his name.
    Wow color me shocked an American President is unpopular in the Middle East. Also your source has this to say about his unpopularity "James Zogby, the anti-Israel pollster who released these findings today, blames the drop in support for Obama in the Arab world on Obama’s failure to put the amount of pressure on Israel the Arab world wanted and expected. But according to the poll, the Arab world doesn’t seem to be happy with any of America’s foreign policy positions."

    So what should he do? Criticize Israel more? Somehow I doubt that would make you happy. Maybe he should change US policy in the Middle East, its basically been an extension of the Bush policy since Obama took office, you'd be hard pressed to find something which meaningfully changed. So what exactly do you want him to do?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by objective voice View Post
    besides all that, deuce, how does an isreali pollster rate the views of its enemy pertaining to a nation that has sworn to remain allied with them in their defense? For those who buy this garbage, think about it...think about it long and hard....
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Wow...this guy just can't win, can he?

    First, it's "You're a Muslim-loving terrorist supporter and hate Israel!"

    Then, we find out the Muslims don't like him no mo and didn't like the fact that he killed OBL.

    "Man, if he were Bush he'd be hammered for this!!"
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    I think these findings prove that, despite our natural intuition that people all over the world would LOVE it when their countries are bombed and invaded by foreigners, Arabs actually DON'T like that! And apparently they also don't like it when we offer unconditional support to the country they perceive as the greatest threat to them. What a shock!
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    Re: Obama’s Popularity in Arab World Now Lower than Bush’s

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think these findings prove that, despite our natural intuition that people all over the world would LOVE it when their countries are bombed and invaded by foreigners, Arabs actually DON'T like that! And apparently they also don't like it when we offer unconditional support to the country they perceive as the greatest threat to them. What a shock!
    I agree, we should stay out of the middle east and let the dictators keep on dictating. The Arabs actually seem to like being treated like subjects rather than citizens. Its been working that way for thousands of years, right? Hey, if brutality is an effect of living in that type of society then so be it I guess. Then deal with it Arabs, right? As far as Israel goes, then stay out of their business too. You can't have it both ways.
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