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What Does the World Think of The Petraeus Report? [VIDEO]

We all know the American spin, but what are the BBC, Al Jazeera and other international media outlets reporting on Petraeus and the surge.
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General Petraeus' long-awaited report on the US "troop surge" let broadcasters worldwide assess the Iraq war in their own terms. The BBC reported on new recruits who were less than enthusiastic about engaging in the battle, while China's Asia Today interviewed Iraqis who want the US troops to leave. Al Jazeera English went into detail on the protesters in pink who disrupted the hearings, and Iran's Press TV blamed the Saudis for stirring up trouble in Iraq.
The statistics flowed, too - 79% of Iraqis, and 64% of Americans, disapprove of the US presence in Iraq. 68% of Americans trust the military more than Congress or the president, but 53% think General Petraeus will try to make the Iraq situation look better than it really is.
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.
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