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Obama more popular than U.S. among Arabs: survey
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Posted on 05/10/2009 5:15:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama more popular than U.S. among Arabs: survey Sun May 10, 2009 7:02pm EDT

By Paul Eckert

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's popularity in leading Arab countries far outstrips that of the United States, suggesting he could be able to boost goodwill in the region toward his country, a survey showed on Sunday.

Obama, set to give a major speech to the Muslim world in Egypt next month, "currently enjoys widespread optimism among citizens of that region that he will have a positive effect on their own country, the Middle East, the United States and indeed the world," the polling outfit Ipsos said.

Ipsos said its poll, conducted in March, involved 7,000 adults in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan.

Of those surveyed, 33 percent had a favorable view of the United States, 43 percent had a negative view, 14 percent were neutral and 10 percent said they did not know, Ipsos said.

In contrast, Obama received favorable ratings averaging 48 percent in the region as a whole. Approval ran as high as 58 percent in Jordan and was lowest among Egyptians, who gave Obama favorable ratings of 35 percent, Ipsos said.

Only 22 percent of Egyptians expressed a favorable view of the United States, the lowest of the six countries surveyed.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; arab; arabvote; arabworld; bho; bho44; bhoegypt; bhojobapproval; bhovisit; bhusseinobama; chairmanmaobama; maobama; muslimworld
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The adulation continues....
1 posted on 05/10/2009 5:15:42 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
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If you really hate America, you will LOVE Obama!

2 posted on 05/10/2009 5:18:15 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Better to be respected and feared than liked


3 posted on 05/10/2009 5:19:37 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Sub-Driver

Wait just a darn minute! When President Bush was holding hands with King Abdula...he was crucified!

When 0bama BOWS to the man, all is well?

The ‘American Apologist Tour’ continues.

*SPIT*


4 posted on 05/10/2009 5:19:40 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin ("Just give it to me straight; I'll make up my own mind." - Dana Perino's Dad)
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To: Sub-Driver
Evidently the arabs and I agree that Obama and the US are mutually exclusive.

Good. They can have him.

5 posted on 05/10/2009 5:20:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
suggesting he could be able to boost goodwill in the region toward his country

More likely suggesting that Muslims believe, rightfully so, that Obama will assist them in destroying the U.S. and Western civilization.

6 posted on 05/10/2009 5:21:32 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Sub-Driver

Naturally! He walks the walk and talks the talk.


7 posted on 05/10/2009 5:21:33 PM PDT by Radio Free American? (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And why wouldn’t he be? His muzzie grammie is going to the haj.


8 posted on 05/10/2009 5:21:38 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Sub-Driver
Muslims do that sort of thing
9 posted on 05/10/2009 5:22:05 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Sub-Driver
...suggesting he could be able to boost goodwill in the region toward his country....

What horse dung.What he'll boost is the sense that we are a weak,spineless nation determined to oppose our friends and support our enemies.

10 posted on 05/10/2009 5:22:39 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Sub-Driver

another address to muslims

first call to a muslims
first address to the nation was to muslims on an Arab TV station
he tells a muslims country we’re not a christian country
he has only attended church once and that was because it was Easter and yet he can attend a racist anti American church for 20 years.
He took the oath the second time with not one person to witness it but the justice, was it on the bible or the Koran?
Says sorry to muslims
postpones the court case of the mastermind of the bombing of the USS cole
wants to close Gitmo and maybe even release mad muslims into this country
was a muslims he said but no one was allowed to mention it during the campaign and yet he keeps going on about it now after he was put into the white house
Gives 50 grand to Italy for their earth quake yet gives 900, grand to the Palestinians , really hamas,

and yet we’re supposed to think he is not a muslims or an enemy of this country
another address to muslims AGAIN, how nice , whats next call to prayer or how about well after looking into the Islam religion I have found it promotes peace and I ahave converted

What is the betting he says this while in power and still the loony left will believe this crap


11 posted on 05/10/2009 5:22:40 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course, he’s one of them.


12 posted on 05/10/2009 5:23:08 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gosh I wonder why


13 posted on 05/10/2009 5:23:35 PM PDT by proudCArepublican
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To: Sub-Driver
So silly ~ last people I care to think highly of me are Arabic speaking Moslems. It's much better to have those pukes FEAR us.

Keeps 'em in their place.

14 posted on 05/10/2009 5:25:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: manc
"He took the oath the second time with not one person to witness it but the justice, was it on the bible or the Koran?"

I recall that a reporter was allowed to witness it, but no photographers were present. Has anyone alleged there was anything other than a Bible used for that oath?

15 posted on 05/10/2009 5:26:11 PM PDT by research99
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To: Sub-Driver

So is taking a duker down a hole.


16 posted on 05/10/2009 5:26:36 PM PDT by relictele
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To: Sub-Driver

Good, He might have a Job after we FIRE his Ass later. Then he can try and finish what he started, the destruction of America.


17 posted on 05/10/2009 5:29:13 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Sub-Driver
Why is this surprising since he is a Muslim and hates America.
18 posted on 05/10/2009 5:29:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

That just about says it all for the loon.

The muzzies love him.


19 posted on 05/10/2009 5:29:56 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Shocking, just shocking...NOT.

“President Barack Obama’s popularity in leading Arab countries far outstrips that of the United States, suggesting he could be able to boost goodwill in the region toward his country,”

‘boost goodwill’ - read: lower defenses so we can launch a major attack and bring AmeriKa to her knees

‘toward his country’ - dear leader takes this phrase VERY personally. And so do we. His ‘country’ is not the same as America the Beautiful, land of the free, home of the brave. Come on Bammy, you don’t even know how many states there are, you imposter, usurper!


20 posted on 05/10/2009 5:30:34 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back!)
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To: Sub-Driver; 2ndDivisionVet; ZULU; Candor7; SouthTexas; Piquaboy; romanesq; Texas Fossil; Nachum; ...

No kidding, Sherlock! He’s one of them; best ally Muzzies and OBL have had EVER. Makes me want to puke and makes our patriots in Arlington roll in their graves. He’s the biggest national disgrace in American History!


21 posted on 05/10/2009 5:34:45 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: hugorand
Better to be respected and feared than liked

See tag line

22 posted on 05/10/2009 5:35:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (I'd rather the world hate us then laugh at us)
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To: Sub-Driver
Only 22 percent of Egyptians expressed a favorable view of the United States, the lowest of the six countries surveyed.

And what a coincidence; we give more aid every year to Egypt than to the rest of the Arab world combined (apart from Iraq.)

I'm thinking of a very simple solution. We keep all our filthy Zionist money, and Egypt will no longer suffer the humiliation of accepting it. Everybody's happy!

-ccm

23 posted on 05/10/2009 5:37:23 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How frightening is it when the entire media is GLAD the muslims love obama but still hate the US???


24 posted on 05/10/2009 5:42:42 PM PDT by MestaMachine (From Cogs to Castles...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Jordan is the most anti semitic country on the Earth.

That speaks volumes about this President.


25 posted on 05/10/2009 5:44:45 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: research99

I recall not one journo was there and the journalists werre upset that they were not invited

I do how ever think there is a possibility it could have been on the Koran , we have no way of knowing either way, just how bozo likes it.

There are far too many things going on about this muslims crap and his constant talking to them

I would wager with anyone he says he has converted while in office


26 posted on 05/10/2009 5:59:55 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Sub-Driver
They correctly perceive that he will place their interests over ours.
27 posted on 05/10/2009 6:05:05 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: research99

I know a girl who works for the FBI...She swears it is true that he took the oath with a koran...I kind of blow her off when she brings it up but she just may be right.


28 posted on 05/10/2009 6:11:11 PM PDT by skimask (When dealing with people who value death over life, traditional means of deterrence will not work)
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To: Always Right; STARWISE

Ping! Not sure whether to laugh or cry on this one.


29 posted on 05/10/2009 6:26:42 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s widely loved by a worldwide gaggle of homicidal, dogmatic idiots who have no respect at all for personal freedoms. Why isn’t that surprising?


30 posted on 05/10/2009 6:43:43 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mooselimbs showing “respect” for a coward...what does that tell you?


31 posted on 05/10/2009 7:08:08 PM PDT by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: manc
I'm not saying anyone is factually right or wrong on this, just the reports I've read don't support these claims. If there's evidence that contradicts the public record, I'd like to know of a verifiable source.

Example: "Eleven hours later, Chief Justice John Roberts was ushered into the White House on Wednesday night to re-administer the oath of office to President Barack Obama because the original oath on Tuesday had a word out of sequence.

White House counsel Greg Craig said the move was made out of “an abundance of caution.” Obama’s second swearing-in, devoid of the initial event’s pomp, took place at 7:35 p.m. in the Map Room before of a few aides and reporters. The chief justice was wearing a court robe. “Are you ready to take the oath?” Roberts said. “I am,” Obama said, “and we’re going to do it very slow

Source: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/6222353.html

32 posted on 05/10/2009 7:16:55 PM PDT by research99
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To: Sub-Driver
goodwill in the region toward his country

Kenya.

33 posted on 05/10/2009 7:18:35 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: research99
The above, is not to imply that BO is anything but a Muslim.

We all have reason to fear, the outcome of next week's meetings with Netanyahu. Even the King of Jordan is now admitting probable wide-scale war in the Middle East within the next year.

34 posted on 05/10/2009 7:19:36 PM PDT by research99
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To: Radio Free American?

If the empty suit thought it would add to his bank account he would throw them under them under the bus as quickly as he has done to America.


35 posted on 05/10/2009 7:22:59 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: research99

thank you for that, i just remember how the media did not like being invited but as you say......

I still would not put it past him tough and I’ll always keep all options open about him

again thanks for that


36 posted on 05/10/2009 7:26:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe we can trade Obuttboy for some nice goats?


37 posted on 05/10/2009 7:32:39 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Big surprise.

Muslims like other muslims.


38 posted on 05/10/2009 7:39:09 PM PDT by LUV W (Zero is dumb as a rock (dangerously so))
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To: Sub-Driver

So, this means the jihad is over?


39 posted on 05/10/2009 7:39:46 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (:)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Obama more popular than U.S. among Arabs: survey"

Gee... I wonder why that might be? It's not like we have a president who bows down and kisses Muslim Kings!


40 posted on 05/10/2009 8:31:54 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course, why shouldn’t they when he’s kissing their @$$ so much. He’s humiliating himself and America, which is what they want.


41 posted on 05/10/2009 9:05:11 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("Let 'em learn the hard way, 'cause teaching them is more trouble than they're worth,")
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To: Sub-Driver

Of course, why shouldn’t they when he’s kissing their @$$ so much. He’s humiliating himself and America, which is what they want.


42 posted on 05/10/2009 9:05:19 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("Let 'em learn the hard way, 'cause teaching them is more trouble than they're worth,")
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To: Sub-Driver
Arabs more popular than Obama with this Freeper.
43 posted on 05/10/2009 11:03:31 PM PDT by Chgogal (Don't look at me, Comrade. You elected him, our very own President Mugabe!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Obama, set to give a major speech...”

Oh, yay. Yet another “major speech” from the Dear Leader.


44 posted on 05/11/2009 4:48:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: skeeter

“Evidently the arabs and I agree that Obama and the US are mutually exclusive. Good. They can have him.”

Apparently, they already do... in their hip pocket.


45 posted on 05/11/2009 4:49:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Of COURSE! Don’t Muslims love and respect one another, just not Christians and Jews?


46 posted on 05/11/2009 5:54:34 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

POS Obama is a Muzzie I think and is probably proud of what OBL was able to do. After all, the terrorist Ayers is a good friend of his. Along with the America hater Rev. Wright.


47 posted on 05/11/2009 5:56:26 AM PDT by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I have a hard time trying to imagine what goes through the mind of a person who could vote for this guy. When someone mentions they voted for him, it’s like saying, I have an IQ of 67, and I’m so proud of it.


48 posted on 05/11/2009 9:56:07 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
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To: DoughtyOne; Free ThinkerNY; romanesq; freekitty; TXRed; Piquaboy; Candor7; 2ndDivisionVet; unkus; ..

I see Zero 08 stickers on cars and I say to myself “there goes a certified POS schmuck without a brain cell working.” Traitor comes to mind too.


49 posted on 05/11/2009 10:08:44 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Scumbag” is the term I use for anyone who would drive around with an 0bama sticker on their car.


50 posted on 05/11/2009 10:11:03 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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