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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:30 am

Arthur Chrenkoff has the latest good news from Afghanistan—and also this, from Indonesia:

In the first substantial shift of public opinion in the Muslim world since the beginning of the United States’ global war on terrorism, more people in the world’s largest Muslim country now favor American efforts against terrorism than oppose them.

This is just one of many dramatic findings of a new nationwide poll in Indonesia conducted February 1-6, 2005, and just translated and released.

In a stunning turnaround of public opinion, support for Osama Bin Laden and terrorism in the world’s most populous Muslim nation has dropped significantly, while favorable views of the United States have increased. The poll demonstrates that the reason for this positive change is the American response to the tsunami.

Take that, Barbara Boxer!

UPDATE. In other poll news, Mickey Kaus identifies the missing pro-Bush number:

What’s the pro-Bush number in the latest NYT poll story–“New Poll Finds Americans Actually Despise President They Just Re-Elected,” or something like that–that Adam Nagourney and Janet Elder don’t tell their readers about? You know it’s there somewhere! Answer: Bush’s approval rating for “handling the campaign against terrorism.” 61% approve; 38% disapprove. … That’s a 10 point net gain in a little over a month.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/07/2005 at 06:21 AM
    1. But Barbara is the font of all wisdom, surely? She knows that the US did a dreadful job and ‘blew the opportunity’.

      I suspect that she would have much preferred the UN to take their usual vigorous action in maximising the number of dead, and then to send in the 3rd UN Paedophile Brigade to diddle the surviving kiddies as a treat. Meanwhile, Kofi and his crew could have stolen all the money.

      If all this had happened, she would have been able to whine and moan about how the Bushitlerites were causing it all, and NOT sending help.

      I am getting so dreadfully sick of ‘soft-left’ idiots who enjoy playacting in their personal fantasy world while real people die.

      I have some real, genuine, live, devout Marxist acquaintances – real ‘hard left’ types. They are pragmatic realists, and as much as we disagree, we respect each other’s opinions: they support the overthrow of Saddam, and they were on the street collecting for Tsunami relief right after it happened. I asked them who they were collecting for. It was USAid adn teh Salvation Army – because they knew that damned near ALL the money would go to the victims. USAid and the Sallies have very low overheads, and they both did a brilliant job in Aceh.


      Posted by MarkL on 03/07 at 06:43 AM • #


    1. You’re being a little tough on Babs, singling her out when there were so many moonbats baying that the assistance would never come to any good.

      Shame on you for preying on the intellectually disadvantaged.

      Here’s Clare Short demonstrating her particular type of Short-sightedness in The Scotsman:

      “Only really the UN can do that job. It is the only body that has the moral authority. But it can only do it well if it is backed up by the authority of the great powers.�?

      Ms Short said the coalition countries did not have good records on responding to international disasters. She said the US was “very bad at coordinating with anyone�?

      Or Antony Loewenstein in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Webdiary, the home of authentic nutty goodness:

      …how quick all the media has been to praise [John Howard’s] ‘generosity’ towards Indonesia and the region. On the surface, it looks just great. Putting our hand out to Asia at its most desperate hour. Sadly, the reality is a little more complex.

      How quickly we forget the reality of Australia’s relationship with Indonesia and our support of Indo war crimes in Aceh. A recent John Pilger article explains this context.

      London to a brick on the usual suspects will simply ignore this poll.

      Posted by The Mongrel on 03/07 at 07:16 AM • #


    1. Wow!  Support for bin Laden has fallen from 58% to 23%.  That means he only has about 55 million Indonesian followers left.

      Posted by rexie on 03/07 at 07:19 AM • #


    1. Well, if this doesn’t prove that the US set of a nuke in the Indian Ocean to cause the tsunami so we could score a propaganda coup with the aid, I don’t know what does. I’d post this at DU, but I’m sure several hundred people have beat me to it.

      Posted by Dave S. on 03/07 at 09:47 AM • #


    1. It must feel really bad to be a moonbat these days.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 03/07 at 01:22 PM • #


  1. Boxer is the heir-apparent d*ckhead in the US Senate, and will be taking the top spot for Ted Kennedy when he finally calls it a melt-down at the end of his current term.

    Posted by Ioxymoron on 03/07 at 01:29 PM • #