America on the decline

America's popularity is once again on the decline in many nations across the world, including allies near and far.

Besides Spain, where favorable views of America have dropped from 41% to 23% and Britain where it's remained steady since a precipitous decline in the leadup to the war, India, Russia and Indonesia saw large drops.

In Turkey, a Muslim, geographically important NATO ally, America is, technically speaking, in the shitter. 12% have a favorable opinion of our nation, while 1 in 33 hold Bush in high esteem.

But here's the proverbial kicker, the shot of espresso in the coffee:

"All groups except Americans and Germans saw the U.S. presence in Iraq as posing a greater threat to world peace than the threat posed by Iran, which is pursuing a uranium enrichment program..."
Right wing nationalists and garden variety bigots will of course only see "hatred of freedom" and backward "ferners" in these results. Those with a shred of love for the American experiment and hope for the future of it will see danger in this increasing isolation... More HERE. (HT: Buzzflash)

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