Anti-Bush Ads (from MoveOn.org) I thought these ads were funny. And scary. And hopeful. From MoveOn.org’s open contest, Bush In 30 Seconds Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation PrevNext 4 Comments This is a response to Greg Walker who said: I guess the 40+ nation coalition is really unilateral, then…and by getting 40+ allies, we’re really making our allies hate us. Hm…I think I’ll balance 4 anti-American nations (don’t kid yourself, they were and will be) and Belgium against over 40 real allies. 154,445 troops total 130,000 US Troops (84%) 24,445 international troops (16%) 1. United States: 130,000 2. Britain: 9,000 3. Italy: 3,000 4. Poland: 2,460 5. Ukraine: 1,600 6. Spain: 1,300 (pulling out) 7. Netherlands: 1,100 8. Australia: 800 9. Romania: 700 10. Bulgaria: 480 11. Thailand: 440 12. Denmark: 420 13. Honduras: 368 14. El Salvador: 361 15. Dominican Republic: 302 16. Hungary: 300 17. Japan: 240 (rising to 550 by the end of March) 18. Norway: 179 19. Mongolia: 160 20. Azerbaijan: 150 21. Portugal: 128 22. Latvia: 120 23. Lithuania: 118 24. Nicaragua: 113 25. Slovakia: 102 26. Czech Republic: 80 27. Philippines: 80 28. Albania: 70 29. Georgia: 70 30. New Zealand: 61 31. Moldova: 50 32. Estonia: 31 33. Macedonia: 37 34. Kazakhstan: 25 (Drudge Report) Do you have any stats to back that opinion? This is from the PEW Research Center: Anti-war sentiment and disapproval of President Bush’s international policies continue to erode America’s image among the publics of its allies. U.S. favorability ratings have plummeted in the past six months in countries actively opposing war France, Germany and Russia as well as in countries that are part of the “coalition of the willing.” In Great Britain, favorable views of the U.S. have declined from 75% to 48% since mid-2002. In Poland, positive views of the U.S. have fallen to 50% from nearly 80% six months ago; in Italy, the proportion of respondents holding favorable views of the United States has declined by half over the same period (from 70% to 34%). In Spain, fewer than one-in-five (14%) have a favorable opinion of the United States. Views of the U.S. in Russia, which had taken a dramatically positive turn after Sept. 11, 2001, are now more negative than they were prior to the terrorist attacks. Here’s the methodology: Results for the nine-nation survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates among a nationwide, representative sample of 1,032 adults, 18 years of age or older, in the United States, 962 in Britain, 485 in France, 524 in Germany, 500 in Italy, and 503 in Spain. In Russia, 501 telephone interviews were conducted in urban areas of 500,000 or greater. In Poland, the interviews were conducted face-to-face in urban areas with 500 adults. In Turkey, the nationwide survey was conducted face-to-face among 513 adults. If you have any data that contradicts these findings I’d be interested in seeing it. indi src=http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?PageID=682 Get over it people, America was never liked (by anyone) and that did not happen “just” during Bush’s Presidency…. ,,Our allies will go from respecting us to hating us; and I don’t care!” Wow, talk about diplomatic ineptitude from the Left. If by ,,allies” you mean France and Russia, then you’re fooling yourself. France hasn’t helped this nation in any meaningful way since the Revolutionary War, and the Russian Federation is still pulling its old Soviet tactics, just minus the excess ‘communism’ baggage. And then, both nations (as is the case with Germany and China; all told 3/4 of them have absolute veto power in the UN) had large loans out to Hussein’s government and were engaged in weapons exchange. But they’re our ,,allies”, and we absolutely need them to go to war. I guess the 40+ nation coalition is really unilateral, then…and by getting 40+ allies, we’re really making our allies hate us. Hm…I think I’ll balance 4 anti-American nations (don’t kid yourself, they were and will be) and Belgium against over 40 real allies. Comments are closed.