Friday, June 16, 2006

From the Guardian:
George Bush's six years in office have so damaged the image of the US that people worldwide see Washington as a bigger threat to world peace than Tehran, according to a global poll.

The Washington-based Pew Research Centre, in a poll of 17,000 people in 15 countries between March and May, found more people concerned about the US presence in Iraq than about Iran's alleged nuclear weapons ambitions.

The Pew Centre said: "Despite growing concern over Iran's nuclear ambitions, the US presence in Iraq is cited at least as often as Iran - and in many countries much more often - as a danger to world peace."
And yet whereas Iraq is a mess and has cost us much in international goodwill (see above), human lives and suffering, creating a breeding ground for new terrorists, and costing we taxpayers hundreds of billions, I ask what is this neocon-crazed administration planning to do about Chavez in Venezuela? (Buying Russian arms? Can shut-off from us a major source of oil?)

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