Released November 9, 2002
The Wisdom Fund, P. O. Box 2723, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: http://www.twf.org -- Press Contact: Enver Masud
Poll: Bush 'Biggest Threat to Justice and Peace'
WASHINGTON, DC--A poll released today by The Wisdom Fund,
identified President George Bush, Jr. as the "biggest threat to justice and
Visitors to The Wisdom Fund web site when presented with three choices:
Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, George Bush, Jr., voted overwhelmingly
for President Bush.
Mr. Bush received 55 percent of the votes cast, Osama bin Laden 24 percent,
and Saddam Hussein 21 percent.
"Like polls conducted by CNN," said Mr. Enver Masud, president of The Wisdom
Fund, "our poll is not scientific."
For clues to this surpising result, read "A
Clash Between Justice and Greed."
["President George Bush is seen by a third of Britons as a bigger threat to
world safety than Saddam Hussein, according to a new poll conducted by a
senior US Republican and due to be broadcast today."--Patrick Wintour and
Ewen MacAskill, "1 in 3 Say
Bush is Biggest Threat," The Guardian, November 14, 2002]
["In no country except the United States was Hussein's continued rule seen
by a majority as "the greater international threat to our country."--Richard
Poll Finds World Doubts U.S. Motives in Iraq," Washington Post, December
["The messages from U.S. embassies around the globe have become urgent and
disturbing: Many people in the world increasingly think President Bush is a
greater threat to world peace than Iraqi President Saddam Hussein." -- Glenn
Kessler and Mike Allen, "
Bush Faces Increasingly Poor Image Overseas," Washington Post, February
["The problem isn't with Bush's sincerity, but with his evident conviction
that he's doing God's will." -- Martin E. Marty, "The Sin of Pride,"
Newsweek, March 2003]
["Which country really poses the greatest danger to world peace in 2003?
TIME asks for readers' views."--Results to date: North Korea 5.6 %; Iraq
6.5 %; The United States 87.9 %; Total Votes Cast: 673,027 -- "TIME Magazine,
" March 10, 2003]
["Majorities in all other countries think that as a result of recent
military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, the world is a more dangerous
Gallup International Post War Iraq Poll: Global Opinion from 45
countries," Gallup International, May 16, 2003]
["A new survey released this week says the war in Iraq has sent support for
the United States to new lows in predominantly Muslim countries and damaged
the standing of the United Nations. The opinion poll also indicates the
conflict has widened the rift between Americans and Europeans, softened
support for the war on international terrorism and weakened the Atlantic
Alliance."--Meredith Buel, "Plunging Support for US Pegged to Iraq War, indicates
Survey," Voice of America, June 4, 2003]
["Nearly two-thirds of respondents to an international poll for the BBC say
they have an unfavourable opinion of George W Bush."--"Poll suggests world
hostile to US," BBC, June 16, 2003]
Andrew Beatty, "Israel and US Labelled
Biggest Threats to World Peace," EUobserver, October 30, 2003
Justin Huggler, "American
justice ranked alongside world's most repressive regimes," Independent, April 7,
[95 percent of Europeans and 96 percent of Americans believe that international
terrorism is an important threat.
It is the answer to that threat which is in dispute.
Only 41 percent of Europeans believe that a war is justified, against 82 percent
of Americans, most of whom also believe that the UN approval is not necessary.--"Bush Policy Brings the World on
his Back," Agence France Press, September 21, 2004]
[Mark Crispin Miller, "The
Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder"]
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