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Monday, September 8, 2008

Africans smarter than Americans?

Well, maybe not smarter, but definitely more appreciative. Here is a snippet from a Boston Globe article titled Bush's enduring legacy in Africa.
WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH traveled to sub-Sahara Africa in February he was greeted by large and tumultuous crowds of admirers - which mystified many of his critics, who believe that the animosity toward his administration abroad is universal. But polling data from the Pew Foundation shows something different: Approval ratings for the United States exceed 80 percent in many African countries, some with large Muslim populations. In Darfur, many families name their newborn sons George Bush.
Time will tell if American will be more appreciative of President Bush's efforts in hindsight.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Bush's work there has gone totally under the radar, as you would expect.

I hope history does not take the same view.

September 8, 2008 at 10:28 AM

 

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