US standing with Arabs hits an all time low. This is the reason that
bin Laden's guerrillas have an unlimited pool of recruits to draw from.
It also indicates that this war is going to get much, much worse over
the next decade or two. Just two years ago, Zogby found that 76
percent of Egyptians had an unfavorable impression of the US. Today,
that number is 98 percent. The Zogby poll indicates that anger at
recent US policies (
not our way of life — as anonymous points out in Imperial Hubris)
accounts for the bulk of the decline. In part, that's due to the recent
growth of Arab satellite news channels, which beam regional footage of
Israeli and US operations to tens of millions of homes (
note: these channels have played a vital part in elevating national insurgencies into global guerrilla war). [John Robb's Weblog]

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