August 10, 2009
Americans know who their friends are
Despite all the ridiculous posturing and advances to the Middle Eastern dictators by this administration, Americans aren't buying.
Rasmussen reports today:
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey asked adults nationwide to assess America's relations with the key Middle Eastern countries in the news. Americans remain skeptical of most of those countries eight years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks as one war in the region winds down and another one intensifies.Egypt and Saudi Arabia fare best in the eyes of many Americans, while Iran continues to be viewed as America's number one enemy in the region. Of course, none of the Islamic countries comes close to the positive feelings most adults here have toward Israel. [snip]Seventy percent (70%) of Americans say Israel is a U.S. ally, nearly twice the finding for Egypt, the most highly regarded Islamic country. Only eight percent (8%) of Americans say Israel is an enemy, and 16% put it somewhere in between.Eighty-one percent (81%) of U.S. voters believe Palestinian leaders must recognize Israel's right to exist as part of any Middle Eastern peace agreement.