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Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Bush Foriegn Policy
It is popular belief to think the world hates America. Everyone knows it. After all, George Bush is our president. How do they know? I have no idea.

It is easy to see why many believe the US is loathed around the world. After all, large protests can make small segments of society look large. In the US, there were large protests against the Iraq War and, more recently, in favor of illegal immigration. These were both minority views at the time, yet thousands showed up to let their voice be heard. Is it so hard to believe that other countries could be the same? Don't forget, 49% of American voters did not vote for President Bush in '04. That represents millions of people, yet the President was re-eleceted. The point is, millions can hate the President, but that doesn't mean a majority hate him.

There are some polls that suggest a certain anti-American attitude among the worlds population, but a poll is not tangible – elections, on the other hand, are. Here is a list of pro-American and pro-Bush elections (off the top of my head) that have taken place recently.

Canada
Great Britain
Germany
Japan
Mexico
Australia
Denmark

Then there were the “Color Revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. All of which have contributed to the effort in Iraq (Georgia and the Ukraine with troops, and Kyrgyzstan with the use of military bases).

There is the idea (mentioned by Senator Dodd on FOXNEWS Sunday) that the Bush Administration has ignored the Middle East, which frankly, may be one of the dumbest things I have ever heard in my life.

There was that whole Iraq thing.

That Afghanistan thing.

The Lebanon thing (although it is on hold for now.)

And that little talked about Gaddafi thing.

With the mess between Hezbollah and Israel, many have made the point that the world hates Bush and that he has been a failure. The only problem with this view is that had it not been for President Bush, not only would Hezbollah and Hamas (among other terrorists) be backed by Syria and Iran, but by Afghanistan and Iraq as well. Not to mention the listed countries above that have elected governments that are friendly to George Bush and America.
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