Obama more unpopular in the Middle East than Bush

This news is not going over well at the White House. After spending the entire 2008 presidential campaign blasting George Bush for making us so unpopular around the world - especially with Arabs - it turns out that Obama is even less popular nearly 3 years in to his presidency. Daily Telegraph: Today's eye-opening Zogby poll for the Arab American Institute Foundation should be a wake-up call to the White House on its failing foreign policy. After two and a half years of bashing Israel, appeasing rogue regimes such as Iran and Syria, and promising a new era of relations with the Muslim world, Washington is now less popular in major Arab countries than it was when George W. Bush was in the White House. The poll surveys Arab opinion in six countries: Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, and reveals that "Arabs see the Obama Administration's handling of most Middle East policy issues as having made no contribution to improving US-Arab relations....(Read Full Post)