According to a new Zogby poll President Obama’s promise of hope and change is working out in the Arab world about as well as it’s working out in the good ol’ US of A. In other words, not well.
But at least the Europeans still love him.
Commentary magazine has the details:
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.
Most surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings are even lower than President Bush’s before he left office in 2008. They dropped from 26 percent to 12 percent in Morocco, 9 percent to 5 percent in Egypt, 16 percent to 10 percent in Jordan and 22 percent to 12 percent in the UAE (though they did improve in Saudi Arabia, and tick up slightly in Lebanon).
But how is this possible? President Obama gave that dandy speech in Cairo. He announced that Muslim outreach was one of NASA’s main goals. He bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia. He demanded that Israel commit national suicide by returning to its 1967 borders.
There’s only one answer. Those Arabs are raaaacists.
Source: Commentary Magazine