Universally Despised

From Holden:

Ain’t nobody likes Bush.

The rest of the world will be watching with anxiety when President Bush (news – web sites) is inaugurated Thursday for a second time, fearing the most powerful man on the planet may do more harm than good.

Many world leaders, alienated by Bush’s go-it-alone foreign policy and the U.S.-led war in Iraq (news – web sites), would have preferred him to lose the U.S. election last November.


Some 58 percent of people surveyed in a British Broadcasting Corporation poll in 21 countries said they believed Bush’s re-election made the world a more dangerous place.

“Negative feelings about Bush are high,” Steven Kull, director of the Program on International Policy Attitudes which carried out the study, told the BBC. “This is quite a grim picture for the United States.”