GLOBAL ATTITUDES….Here are the latest Pew numbers about how we’re viewed in other countries. There’s not much good news here, though I suppose it’s nice to see that even though our favorable ratings in Jordan have dropped since last year, at least they’ve bounced back from their all-time low of 1% in 2003. Overall, there were big drops in Spain, Russia, India and Turkey, and small gains in China and Pakistan.
However, the news from Pakistan continues to be mostly bad. Pakistanis favor Iran getting nuclear weapons by a margin of 52%-15% and support the Hamas victory in Palestine by a margin of 87%-4%.
In other findings, Germany and France increasingly sympathize with Israel, negative views of France are on the rise, and Turks are “turning away from the war on terror.” Make of all this what you will.