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80 Percent of the Arab World Hates the US — Are They Justified?

A new poll just released shows that eight out of 10 people in the Arab world have a negative view of the US. The negative impression perhaps stems from the progress in the war in Iraq as only 6 percent of Arabs believe the US troop surge in Iraq has worked.

A majority of Arabs have their own idea of how the conflict should end and believe that if US troops withdraw from Iraq completely, Iraqis would be able to bridge their differences.

Interestingly, the three leaders seen as the most popular are the only ones standing up against US influence in the region: Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah is the most popular leader, followed by Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, and Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Do these findings surprise you?


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