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Countries that will miss Bush
BBC ^ | 12.13.09 | By Kim Ghattas

Posted on 01/13/2009 8:22:08 AM PST by meandog

A lot has been written about George W Bush's unpopularity around the globe - but what about those places where the outgoing president was popular?

As he leaves office with a record high domestic disapproval rate - 73%, according to an October ABC News/Washington Post poll - President George W Bush can perhaps take some comfort from the fact that this feeling is not uniformly shared abroad.

While the shoe-throwing incident in Iraq may come to symbolise the world's opinion of a president who is often referred to as the worst in America's history, some corners of the world will miss the 43rd president of the United States.

He has approval ratings of around 80% in Africa, according to some polls, and in Kosovo a main street was named after him to thank him for supporting Kosovo's independence.

"It is generally accepted in the US that Bush has generated hatred for America around the world," says Peter Berkowitz, a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution.

"But the picture is not black and white," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: bush; bushlegacy; mediabias; missed; pravdamedia; zogbyism
Gone but not forgotten
1 posted on 01/13/2009 8:22:11 AM PST by meandog
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To: meandog

I will never forget him.


2 posted on 01/13/2009 8:24:21 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: meandog

After four years of Zero’s policies, I have no doubt we’ll be waxing nostalgic over W.


3 posted on 01/13/2009 8:26:11 AM PST by reagan_fanatic ("You got that, camera guy?")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Mr. Negative, thank God not all of us see President Bush as you do!

I am grateful for his service to our country. Arm chair q-backs are so great at saying what they would have done.

President Bush will be known for the good he has done in time... imho.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 8:30:09 AM PST by JFC
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To: JFC

I think you mis-read my post.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 8:31:54 AM PST by reagan_fanatic ("You got that, camera guy?")
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To: meandog

“As he leaves office with a record high domestic disapproval rate - 73%, according to an October ABC News/Washington Post poll”

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My ONGOING disapproval rate of LeftMedia propaganda polls is 100%.

Additionally, President Bush is far more highly thought of than their perpetual, lying polls indicate.

Prediction: Zero will achieve 65% “approval ratings” by his first afternoon in office.


6 posted on 01/13/2009 8:32:47 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: reagan_fanatic

Agreed!


7 posted on 01/13/2009 8:32:48 AM PST by avacado
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To: GOP_Lady

nor I..


8 posted on 01/13/2009 8:33:18 AM PST by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: meandog
He has approval ratings of around 80% in Africa, according to some polls, and in Kosovo a main street was named after him to thank him for supporting Kosovo's independence.

Liberal is, as Liberal does.

9 posted on 01/13/2009 8:35:23 AM PST by gitmogrunt
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To: meandog


10 posted on 01/13/2009 8:35:28 AM PST by milestogo
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To: meandog

...Maybe not the best of presidents, but, a great man in hard times. Bravo, George W. Bush...


11 posted on 01/13/2009 8:36:13 AM PST by gargoyle (...BHS "What do we want?" Change! "When do we want it?" Now! "OK, I changed my mind.")
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To: GOP_Lady; freekitty; Free ThinkerNY; unkus; 2ndDivisionVet; ZULU; celtic gal; TXRed; rodguy911; ...

President Bush, IMO, should have stood up to the mainstream media and Liberal pukes starting the day he took office. That will forever be his mistake. But, I wonder whose popularity would be any different than Bush’s had they been trashed by the MSM on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis? No one, IMO, could have survived that savagery.

Since the media is in love with their Liberal God and, therefore, will cover up his tyranny, it will be up to American patriots to question his every move and expose his corruption. Payback time.


12 posted on 01/13/2009 8:36:40 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: milestogo
Wow.

Russia thinks more highly of GWB than does France or Spain. That's surprising.

France must adore its "restless youths" as they burn down the country.

13 posted on 01/13/2009 8:38:14 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: meandog

I figure, if a President only pisses me off about 50% of the time, he’s doing pretty good. And Bush is right around that mark.

I figure with Obama it will be in the 80-90% range.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 8:38:23 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: meandog

“a president often referred to [by the BBC itself] as the worst in America’s history”

Fixed it.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 8:38:42 AM PST by txrangerette (Just say "no" to the Obama Cult.)
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To: TChris
The survey is from 2006.
16 posted on 01/13/2009 8:39:55 AM PST by milestogo
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To: reagan_fanatic

After 0bama has doubled our debt in 4 years, the people will be begging for someone who can control spending to be in the WH.


17 posted on 01/13/2009 8:40:21 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Obama is living proof that stupid people should not be allowed to vote.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

After 4 days of Zero’s proposals and appointments, I already miss Bush.


18 posted on 01/13/2009 8:41:41 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: TChris
This survey is from Dec 2008.


19 posted on 01/13/2009 8:42:53 AM PST by milestogo
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I don’t think Bush has the mental armaments to handle himself well in a confrontation and I don’t think he is capable of correctly explaining those positions he correctly assumed.

Beating Kerry or Gore in a debate is no real criterion of intellect.


20 posted on 01/13/2009 8:44:22 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: meandog

Well, there’s a lot of morons out there. Even the BBC might start missing Bush when Gordon Brown picks up the phone and asks Obama for help defending Europe against some Muslim or Russian onslaught, and Obama replies, “Sorry, it’s above my pay grade. Do it yourself.”


21 posted on 01/13/2009 8:45:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: milestogo

22 posted on 01/13/2009 8:46:05 AM PST by milestogo
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To: milestogo

Israel, though not on your list, might have scored the highest (or close to it) in confidence in Bush. Same for the Philippines - also not listed.


23 posted on 01/13/2009 8:47:29 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: meandog

I will miss GW, a lot. But, while he was in office I would never say a word against him in either chat or on a message board. The reason was twofold, I did not want to be mistaken for a libtard puke. I also did not want to give libtards ammo and make them happy that my choice doing any less than a bang up job IMO. Now, the tables are turned and the libtards have no disipline whatsoever, they will be unhappy with a lot of things 0bama is likely to do and they will talk about it giving us a lot of ammo and making me at least very happy that they are upset with their choice.


24 posted on 01/13/2009 8:49:15 AM PST by YdontUleaveLibs (Reason is out to lunch. How may I help you?)
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To: meandog

After a year or two of Obama, the United States and lot of other countries are going to miss Bush a whole lot more than they do right now.

Bush was faced with the greatest threat to America since Pearle Harbor and he did a fine job.


25 posted on 01/13/2009 8:49:44 AM PST by jerod (They were pro-abortion, for gun control & wanted a cleaner environment at all cost - The NAZI party)
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To: milestogo

a direct result of war...


26 posted on 01/13/2009 8:49:47 AM PST by wardaddy (Monarchists for Palin 2012)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
No one, IMO, could have survived that savegery.

Reagan, you'll recall, was also savaged by the MSM, but overcame it better by sticking to principles, which W failed to do in many instances.

27 posted on 01/13/2009 8:50:46 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: meandog

Mexico and all the countries in Central America.


28 posted on 01/13/2009 8:56:28 AM PST by lone star annie
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To: milestogo

That’s interesting. I spoke with my best friend last night who just came back from a 2 week trip to India. Her consensus was that the Indian people admired President Bush and that they felt “protected” under his watch. The Indian people she and and her husband spoke to are quite fearful of Obama who is “not to be trusted “ and “talks too much”.


29 posted on 01/13/2009 8:58:01 AM PST by nicksaunt
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To: meandog
The BBC has certainly done its best to trash the president at home and internationally. They have routinely aired shows like “America on Trial”, “The Crimes of George Bush” and their news “Round-Ups” only include Bush-haters, conservative-haters, America-haters and Clinton people. Sometimes they invite people like Richard Perle or Stephen Hadley to be verbally stoned by an audience full of Islamic university professors and dentally challenged intellectuals.
30 posted on 01/13/2009 8:58:05 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: meandog
Leading up to the 2000 election, I thought our best bet was to pull a page from the liberal playbook, and restore conservatism via long-term incrementalism...turn the Titanic around, so to speak, and reverse the leftward momentum that had been building since at least Wilson. I thought W would have been the perfect guy to apply the brakes, and he would have been a good swing back to the right had it not been for 9/11.

There are things I wish he'd done differently to be sure, but on the whole, I'm grateful we had him at the helm of government for the past four years, and I think history will treat him kindly. Most of all, I admire him for the enemies he has accumulated over the past eight years. When one considers the cast of characters that hate him with every fiber of their being, it becomes apparent he really did stand for a lot of right things.

31 posted on 01/13/2009 9:00:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: meandog

“Finally, in their own way, leaders like Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro and Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may come to miss the man they loved to hate when they have to start dealing with his successor, the man that the world loves to love.”

hmmmmmm


32 posted on 01/13/2009 9:00:59 AM PST by Feline_AIDS (Because canine AIDS ain't funny.)
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To: ZULU

Meanwhile, we all will suffer the consequences of his not defending his Presidency from Liberal hacks and the mainstream media. We got a Socialist who thinks he’s God and, who is in reality, Satan.


33 posted on 01/13/2009 9:06:27 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: justiceseeker93
Reagan was a real target of the MSM, but negative war against Bush makes that pale in comparison. There was no concerted and organized internet campaign against him, there was no CNN, MSNBC, Daily Show, Colbert Report, books or movies outlining methods of assassination against him and though the network news shows played up his perceived weaknesses, he did not get 100% negative coverage.
34 posted on 01/13/2009 9:09:21 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“But, I wonder whose popularity would be any different than Bush’s had they been trashed by the MSM on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly basis? No one, IMO, could have survived that savagery.”

Amen to that. Truer words were never spoken.


35 posted on 01/13/2009 9:17:46 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Obama is a socialist Islamophile.


36 posted on 01/13/2009 9:19:35 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: meandog

“He has approval ratings of around 80% in Africa, according to some polls, and in Kosovo a main street was named after him to thank him for supporting Kosovo’s independence. “

Great. He wasted a fortune of our taxdollars in Africa attempting to fight AIDS - which will never be succesful until they start behaving in a less promiscuous manner, and he propped up a second Islamic state in the bowels of Europe.

Great Show Jorge!!


37 posted on 01/13/2009 9:23:36 AM PST by ZULU ( God, guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: TChris

Iranians do as well. 70% of Iranians had a favorable view of the US according to a poll by a Tehran-based company a few years ago.


38 posted on 01/13/2009 9:25:10 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: meandog

I’m guessing Israel, Georgia, Macedonia, and the Philippines will miss Bush. They were the only 4 countries where a majority of people wanted McCain to win the election.

If Iraqis are smart they’ll be missing Bush when 0bama pulls troops out and terror begins again.

What I find funny though, is that while our approval rating in Kuwait was around less than 20%, it shot up to 60% in 2003, the year we invaded Iraq. Kuwait, of course, was invaded by Iraq a decade earlier, so they cheer when someone else invades their invader. LOL.


39 posted on 01/13/2009 9:28:00 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (The Middle East: We put the OIL in TURMOIL!)
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To: gargoyle
Thank you for protecting our country President Bush.

When the main stream media glowingly covers Bo appearing at Ft. Bragg,
on his bicycle, to proclaim a peace treaty with all the Amish terrorists in Lancaster PA., try not to feel insulted. This is a different time.
Be secure in the knowledge that months after we have been wiped out by those from within and without who hate us, a ship named after your father, will be raining death on every last one of them.

40 posted on 01/13/2009 9:37:18 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: reagan_fanatic

...I’m sure he did. I think it was the Zero. When I saw it, I thought: “WWWWWhat??? Ohhh.” That’s a reason I don’t like nicnames, except gargoyle...


41 posted on 01/13/2009 10:00:30 AM PST by gargoyle (...BHS "What do we want?" Change! "When do we want it?" Now! "OK, I changed my mind.")
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To: Deb
Was Reagan or W savaged more by the MSM? That's debatable.

Reagan had one major weapon against the MSM that W didn't: his ability to go "over their heads" by his communication skills. Plus, as noted, Reagan stayed with his conservative principles more consistently.

That's why he was able to to leave office with the GOP in reasonably good shape, whereas W wasn't.

42 posted on 01/13/2009 10:08:49 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: milestogo
Not surprising that the Beeb and most of Britain hated GWB. Britain (aka Britain-istan), sadly, is going to hell in a handbasket.

Almost every article I see about the UK today is about the rampant Islamofascism, rampant promiscuity, and rampant crime against which ordinary law-abiding citizens have no legal defense.

I first noticed the de-moralization of the UK when "the Peoples' Princess" met her ignominious death - and we witnessed the Oprah-ized British public take part in that bathetic spectacle of heaping teddy bears and flowers into sodden piles.

As Peter Hitchens (Christopher's conservative brother) noted in his excellent 1999 book, "The Abolition of Britain," wethe catastrophic changes in British culture were on view on the occasion of Diana's funeral...

The society they [traditional British social conservatives] now lived in, where the word of television was law, suddenly allowed only one point of view to be expressed, and it was not theirs...

...This dictatorship of grief [was] wielded by a powerful media elite...the lens of television was sending society a picture [] that was dishonest and designed to encourage only one set of ideas about what was good--in politics, humour, architecture, foreign affairs, charity, fashion, education and morals.


43 posted on 01/13/2009 10:09:32 AM PST by shhrubbery! (Dear media: Palin is pure as Alaska snow - it's OBAMA who was "NEVER VETTED" !)
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To: milestogo
Interesting Global View. GB and Russia are neck-and-neck. Wonder what Israel and Japan's %'s are?

Germany and GB are big disappointments. I guess their MSM is as pathetic as ours.

44 posted on 01/13/2009 10:19:56 AM PST by uncommonsense
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To: reagan_fanatic
After four years of Zero's policies, I have no doubt we'll be waxing nostalgic over W.

People apparently forget that a big part of why we had W. in the first place is that after eight years of Clinton, people were waxing nostalgic of George H. W. Bush, a one term President that wasn't too popular when he left office.

45 posted on 01/13/2009 10:28:16 AM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: meandog

I miss him already.
Yeah I know he wasn’t Regan, but I think that from 9/11/01 he was the VERY BEST man we could have had in the White House.

I, for one am eternally grateful for his never wavering or pandering for popularity in his goal to keep us all safe.

God Bless him.


46 posted on 01/13/2009 10:52:52 AM PST by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Reagan wasn’t abandoned by the purist punks in his party when he out-foxed and frustrated the Democrats by proposing and getting much smaller tax increases or bigger deficits. For some reason the 2000 Republicans have lost touch with political reality and cling like spoiled children to their single issues.


47 posted on 01/13/2009 11:31:08 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
Reagan wasn’t abandoned by the purist punks in his party when he out-foxed and frustrated the Democrats by proposing and getting much smaller tax increases or bigger deficits. For some reason the 2000 Republicans have lost touch with political reality and cling like spoiled children to their single issues.

How did Bush get abandoned? He was re-elected in 2004. Are you saying that conservatives shouldn't ever criticize him, or be angry when he supports socialism, or open borders? Does disagreement equal abandonment?
48 posted on 01/13/2009 1:32:30 PM PST by fr_freak
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