Monday, January 14, 2013


I saw this poll the other day, detailing attitudes toward America, and noticed something interesting:

The most negative attitudes toward our nation are from putative allies and nations we don't seem to really have any argument with, like Turkey, Pakistan and Jordan.

The most positive attitude toward our nation, sometimes matching and even EXCEEDING  OUR OWN OPINION OF OURSELVES: Japan.

So, the questions I have are these: Didn't we nuke Japan about 70 years ago? How is it the strongest, most positive attitudes towards our country are from  the only country that has ever been nuked, and nuked by US?

Exit question: Second look at nuking the Middle East?

(H/T Hot Air)


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    1. That's part of it, I think. I also think it's fashionable to hate the U.S. I have a friend from Lebanon whp beleves this is the greatest country in the world, which is why he immigrated here. He believes that most of the people over there would move over here if he could, and that, even if they don't want to say it, or can't say it, they believe in the U.S. I think he has a somewhat rose-tinted view, but I think he's also got a point.

  2. I really enjoy your thought provoking posts.

    1. Thank you, I appreciate your appreciation!

      Unless that's sarcasm, in which case, HEY!

    2. Figured, just being rotten.