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tocqueville Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:41 PM
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Report Finds Negative Image of U.S. Abroad
By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer
2 hours, 39 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - As Karen Hughes works to repair the United States' image in a trip overseas, her State Department colleagues have received a report underscoring how tough a task she faces.

Based on their own travels to the Persian Gulf, Egypt and Britain, a nine-member advisory committee headed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell's chief of staff found widespread hostility toward the United States and its policies, especially the U.S. occupation of Iraq.
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"Put simply, we have lost the goodwill of the world, without which it becomes ever more difficult to execute foreign policy," the report said.

And yet, it said, while committee members found "deep and abiding anger toward U.S. policies and actions," the criticism was not leveled across the board.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050928/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/b...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:43 PM
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1. Now how did that happen?
No wonder with the bums we have running this country.
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BeeBee Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:43 PM
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2. Duh. n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM
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6. Duh, my reaction exactly.
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ken_g Donating Member (249 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:53 PM
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11. (DUH)^2
This report cost how much I wonder?

Next study, "Is fire hot".
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:45 PM
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3. how tough a task she faces. Well, well, if they read DU and
watched the news, read the papers and magazines that report all the things that we know, they too would know.

Such is their ignorance.
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mandyky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:45 PM
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4. Are you the Kossak (tocqueville)?
Half of America has a Negative Image of U.S.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM
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5. The only person that I can think of right that could piss people
off faster than Karen Hughes would be Jimmy Swaggart
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM
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7. duh!!!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM by lionesspriyanka
99% our fault 1% jealousy
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:46 PM
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8. Really?
whodathunkit?

(the actually needed to conduct a report to figure this out?)
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:47 PM
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9. What's the margin of error? n/t
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Career Prole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:49 PM
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10. LOL! Nuh-uh!
I can actually see Elaine from Seinfeld doing that giant shove on Powell's former chief-of-staff while exclaiming "Get OUT!"...
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:53 PM
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12. Not a problem........
Karen Huge will fix things up in no time, just like Laura fixed all the gang problems throughout the country. Right? She DID fix the gang problems, didn't she? She was supposed to. :shrug:
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:56 PM
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13. Today's other headlines:
Pope is Catholic

Bear Shits in Woods
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:10 PM
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14. Karen Hughes won't "repair" a damn thing.
She'll spin the lies, she'll frame the issues, she'll gloss over the atrocities and force attention onto the false fronts this administration tosses into place.

But she can't "repair" a damn thing. That takes corrective, intelligent, thoughtful foreign policy action, and that is one thing this administration has proven entirely incapable of. I honestly cannot think of a single foreign policy initiative they haven't royally screwed the pooch on. And I can't honestly think of a single foreign policy issue they have any intention of changing course on.

Karen Hughes job is to apply makeup to one hellishly ugly pig. I don't think the international community will be fooled.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:28 PM
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15. No f'ing duh.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:31 PM
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16. Does the Pope shit in the woods?
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:22 PM
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17. This is terrible. It's unprecidented.
The US has always had a positive image abroad, especially in the post-war/millenial era. (1945-2000)
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