Britons have never had such a low opinion of the leadership of the United States, a YouGov poll shows.
As Americans prepare to celebrate the 230th anniversary of their independence tomorrow, the poll found that only 12 per cent of Britons trust them to act wisely on the global stage. This is half the number who had faith in the Vietnam-scarred White House of 1975.
Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent hypocrite.
(Source: Daily Telegraph)
Check the source for that quote: the Torygraph. Yep, not the Guardian, Independent or some other seething hotbed of Sandinistas and Commie baby-eaters, the good old Daily Telegraph.
We all know that the only poll that counts is an election. But I find the level of antipathy for Bush and his warmongering quite remarkable. Bear in mind that Britain is coming up to the one-year anniversary of the London bombing, an occasion I’m sure Butcher Blair will milk relentlessly. Even with that attack, Britons aren’t being fooled by the barrage of lies spewing from Blair and Bush. Every day in Iraq brings more chaos and murder, on all sides. Every day proves how little the US cares about Iraqi lives and how much it cares about Iraqi oil.
And we were dragged into that murder holiday by out glorious leader, Tony the Truthbringer. Lo, did he tell us of the missiles “45 minutes” from impacting on our little heads. And the chemical weapons and the bioweapons and Saddam’s crack troop of sharpshooter dolphins. Wasn’t it all exactly as he foretold?
Of course, once we were in Iraq we got down to the real business of war – cluster-boming the heads off babies:
“It’s appalling that, despite the well-documented problems with cluster weapons, the US and UK are dropping them on Iraq,” Andrew Purkis, chief executive of the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund said in a statement.
“We urge people to join our campaign to put pressure on governments to take responsibility for the clear up of these indiscriminate weapons of war. Until then, cluster bombs must not be used.”
But Diana was a COMMIE and her Memorial Fund is obviously a front for Trotskyist intellectuals. So all that was hushed-up and kept off the telly.
Instead, we got Bush lying and lying and lying and lying and… well, you get the point. Eventually, even the most comatose of casual observers might wake up long enough to go, “Hold on – Bush said the war was over but there are still people dying. Colin Powell said there were WMDs but there weren’t. Hmmmm… maybe it is all about oil after all?”
And so we get to today, where the “leader of the free world” is viewed as an “incompetent hypocrite.”
Now, how the hell did that happen, eh?