Friday, October 03, 2003

Deeds, Not Words, Count in U.S. Mideast Policy, Says Blue Ribbon Panel: "'The bottom has fallen out of support for America in most of the Muslim world,'' the June report by the Pew Global Attitudes Project concluded, in a phrase that was repeated virtually verbatim at the beginning of the Djerejian report released Wednesday. ''Hostility toward America has reached shocking levels,'' the new report stressed... ''Growing anti-Americanism means that foreign leaders are finding it increasingly difficult to cooperate with us,'' said CFR chairman Peter Peterson, who served as Treasury Secretary under former President Richard Nixon. ''That is a sober and practical reality.''"

"''I just can't believe it", [President] Bush said when asked about growing anti-U.S. sentiment in the Arab world, "I know how good we are and we've got to do a better job of making our case.''

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