Tuesday, March 16, 2004

US "credibility" sinks lower

The Washington Post reports that a new poll from the Pew Center has found that, a year after the invasion of Iraq, "resentment and suspicion of the United States has intensified abroad, with many people saying the war has undermined U.S. credibility and hurt, rather than helped, the war on terrorism."

The survey follows up on the results of a widely-touted Pew poll from last June, which found that anti-American sentiment rose dramatically in the run-up to the war.

The new findings confirm that views of the United States continue to spiral downward, with Europeans showing even more skepticism and fear, while anger in countries with large Muslim populations "remains pervasive."