Wednesday, September 10, 2008

World Supports Obama, But World Also Made Up Of Idiots

Those are the findings of two new polls, the first finding that large portions of citizens of foreign nations, including Obama's father's home of Kenya support the Democratic nominee over Sen. John McCain.

Yes those citizens of the world who are so much more refined and intellectually enlightened than we slovenly rednecks here in the States, understand that Barack Obama will heal our planet and make America a nation that's not such a meanie-bo-beenie to peace loving nations like Iraq.

Then there's this....

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published Wednesday.

The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe Al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001.

U.S. officials squarely blame al Qaeda, whose leader Osama bin Laden has boasted of organizing the suicide attacks by his followers using hijacked commercial airliners.

On average, 46 percent of those surveyed said al Qaeda was responsible, 15 percent said the U.S. government, 7 percent said Israel and 7 percent said some other perpetrator. One in four people said they did not know who was behind the attacks.

The poll was conducted by, a collaborative project of research centers in various countries managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland in the United States.

In Europe, al Qaeda was cited by 56 percent of Britons and Italians, 63 percent of French and 64 percent of Germans. The U.S. government was to blame, according to 23 percent of Germans and 15 percent of Italians.

Respondents in the Middle East were especially likely to name a perpetrator other than al Qaeda, the poll found.

Israel was behind the attacks, said 43 percent of people in Egypt, 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories. The U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians.

In Mexico, 30 percent cited the U.S. government and 33 percent named al Qaeda.

The only countries with overwhelming majorities blaming al Qaeda were Kenya with 77 percent and Nigeria with 71 percent.

Interviews were conducted in China, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, Egypt, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, the Palestinian Territories, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine.

The poll, taken between July 15 and Aug. 31, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3to 4 percent.

That's right folks. The world has far more citizens who think like Rosie O'Donnell than you realize.

But hey, we all saw how excited Mr. Obama made those Europeans back in August, so if that's what you think matters then by all means, listen to this guy:

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Shannonymous said...

Wow. It finally happened. You've sunk to the level of name calling that I've found so charming in some of your fellow GOP fans that like to comment on here.

Shannonymous said...

Seriously, are you that desperate to attack us now you're just going flat out call us idiots?!??

dan said...

It was a reference to those who do not beleive that 9/11 was undertaken by Islamic extremists, not to all Obama supporters. I apologize if that wasn't clear.

Shannonymous said...

How do you think it's not clear when the TITLE of the piece is what it is?!?!?

And just for the record, I am obviously pro Obama but I also believe that 9/11 was executed by Al Quaeda. However, I do believe the W./Cheney administration could have done more to stop them if they hadn't been so warm to the idea of war and what it would do for their special interests.

dan said...

Look, if you beleive that 9/11 was an inside job or done by anyone other than Islamic extremists, there is something wrong with you. "Idiot" is a word I've used on this blog many a time to refer to people with views so contrary to common sense that it boggles the mind.

The title of the article means that while a majority of foreigners support Obama, many of them have opinons that are meaningless because they are obviously making decisions and forming these opinions based on bogus information.

While I'm sure that some folks in this nation are doing that as well. Basing their votes on their belief that Obama is a practicing Muslim or that Sarah Palin is a racist, I think that most folks in this country at least have some kind of basic understanding of the issues that are the basis for their vote. The whole thing is a statement about credibility.

Fianlly with your last statement, it seems that you're implying that Bush and Cheney were happy about 9/11, becasue it allowed them to go to war. You may want to clarify that. It's sounding a bit Code-Pinkish.

Adelita said...

You said Bush/Cheney could have stopped 9/11 if they hadn't been warm to the idea of war....where's the blame that SHOULD be put on Clinton for doing absolutely NOTHING during his years in the White House when all of this was being planned.

Shannonymous said...

I didn't say I "that 9/11 was an inside job or done by anyone other than Islamic extremists." I said "I believe the W./Cheney administration could have done more to stop them if they hadn't been so warm to the idea of war and what it would do for their special interests." And not I'm not saying that Bush is happy about 9/11, he's certainly taking lemons and making lemonade. VERY PROFITABLE lemonade, especially for Cheney and his cronies.

Shannonymous said...

can you deny that???

knowitall said...

It is so interesting that everyone outside of our country, even our enemies are throwing their support towards the left-wing illuminati. It makes you wonder what they have up their sleeves. They know they'll have an inexperienced commander in chief to go up against.