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Rice: U.S. is still ‘very well-regarded’ in terms of ‘popularity.’

Posted By admin On December 10, 2008 @ 11:28 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Think Progress [1]
Wednesday, Dec 10, 2008

In an interview with CBS today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was asked how the U.S. image has fared under President Bush. Rice acknowledged that there were “some negative perceptions [2]” but added that the U.S. is still quite popular:

But I’m always a little puzzled to find the two most populous countries in the world — China and India – even if you want to take the test of popularity, which by the way, I don’t think is the issue, but even if you wanted to take the test of popularity, the United States is very well regarded.

“Among several of America’s traditional allies, support has fallen steeply since 2002 [3],” Pew noted in 2006. An April 2008 BBC poll [4] of 17 countries found that views of US influence in the world are “predominantly negative”:


Rice: U.S. is still ‘very well regarded’ in terms of ‘popularity.’  bbcinfluence 

A November National Intelligence Council report predicted that U.S. influence will decline over the next two decades [5] as China and India gain clout.

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[1] Think Progress : http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/09/rice-popularity-us/

[2] some negative perceptions: http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2008/12/112999.htm

[3] fallen steeply since 2002: http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?PageID=825

[4] poll: http://www.globescan.com/news_archives/bbccntryview08/

[5] decline over the next two decades: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-fg-intel21-2008nov21,0,239346.story

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[8] US and China Caught Secretly Testing GMO Rice on Children: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-and-china-caught-secretly-testing-gmo-rice-on-children.html

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