Skip to comments.Countries that will miss Bush
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.
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I will never forget him.
After four years of Zero’s policies, I have no doubt we’ll be waxing nostalgic over W.
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.
I think you mis-read my post.
“As he leaves office with a record high domestic disapproval rate - 73%, according to an October ABC News/Washington Post poll”
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.
Liberal is, as Liberal does.
...Maybe not the best of presidents, but, a great man in hard times. Bravo, George W. Bush...
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.
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.
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.
“a president often referred to [by the BBC itself] as the worst in America’s history”
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.
After 4 days of Zero’s proposals and appointments, I already miss Bush.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
a direct result of war...
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.
Mexico and all the countries in Central America.
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”.
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.
“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.”
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.
“But, I wonder whose popularity would be any different than Bushs 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.
Obama is a socialist Islamophile.
“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!!
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.
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.
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.
...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...
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.
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.
Germany and GB are big disappointments. I guess their MSM is as pathetic as ours.
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.
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.
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.
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