We have been told ad infinitum how President Bush and the War on Terror have caused every man, woman and child on the face of the planet to hate America, but according to the BBC this hardly seems to be the case.
If these poll results are to be believed, that is. Is it really true that only 19% of Israelis believe that the U.S. has a positive influence in the world, but that fully 23% of North Koreans believe the same thing? (Are these North Koreans all eating dirt in 'reeducation camps' now?) Just who was actually pounding the pavement to conduct that polling in North Korea, anyway? My guess is that it was not John Zogby.
The results showing that more Russians than Americans believe America is a positive influence in the world is a bit of a head-scratcher as well. I guess no one is a hero in their home town.