Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Oops! I think the neighbors have noticed....

US President George W Bush is a terrible leader who has done tremendous damage worldwide, Bangladeshi Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus said in an interview published on Saturday.
"What I'm saying is that the military response to terrorism is not a solution."

Update: Damn! And the people down the block know, too!
The image of the United States has deteriorated around the world in the past year because of issues such as Iraq and prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to a poll by the BBC World Service released on Tuesday.

The proportion of people believing the United States has a mainly positive influence in world affairs dropped seven points from a year ago - to 29% from 36%, the results from 18 countries that were also polled the previous year showed.

Fifty-two percent thought US influence was mainly negative, up from 47% a year ago, the poll found.

The survey, released on the day President George W Bush gives his state of the union speech to congress, found sharp disagreement with US policy on Iraq which is ravaged by violence nearly four years after the US-led invasion.

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