the United States Government
found itself dominated by a NeoCon Faction
of the GOP.
Republican House of Representatives
Republican Majority-Supreme Court
All Three Branches of American Government
This is one result:
Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years (2001-2008)
America's Image; Muslims and Westerners; Global Economy; Rise of China
The U.S. image abroad is suffering almost everywhere. Particularly in the most economically developed countries, people blame America for the financial crisis.
Opposition to key elements of American foreign policy is widespread in Western Europe, and positive views of the U.S. have declined steeply among many of America's longtime European allies.
In Muslim nations, the wars in Afghanistan and particularly Iraq have driven negative ratings nearly off the charts.
The United States earns positive ratings in several Asian and Latin American nations, but usually by declining margins.
And while the most recent Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that favorable views of America edged up in 2008, only in sub-Saharan Africa does America score uniformly favorable marks.
Read the results of a decade of GOP domination...