Increasing anti-US sentiment in the Arab World

Vice Admiral Lowell E. Jacoby, U.S. Navy talks about the increasing anti-US sentiment in the Arab World:

… Support for the war on terrorism is low, ranging from 56% in Kuwait to 2% among Jordanians and Palestinians. Support for America has dropped in most of the Muslim world. Favorable ratings in Morocco declined from 77% in 2000 to 27% in spring of last year and in Jordan from 25% in 2002 to only 1% in May 2003. The percentage of Saudi’s expressing confidence in the United States dropped from 63% in May of 2000 to 11% in October 2003. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Washington’s perceived pro-Israeli bias, was cited in some polls as a leading reason for anti-US sentiment. These conditions and increasing anti-US sentiment provide sustenance for radical political Islam at the expense of moderate elements… — Vice Admiral Lowell E. Jacoby, U.S. Navy

[via Je Blog, L’Oeil de la Certitude]

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