Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This just in: Israel most negative country in the world

Imagine my surprise when (in a BBC poll) 28.000 people in 27 countries were asked which country they viewed as having a negative influence in the world, and Israel came out on top! Or should that be bottom?
In January, the BBC World Service revealed polling results that suggested most people think the US has a mainly negative influence in the world - and that the numbers had increased significantly in the last couple of years.

This latest GlobeScan survey, mostly of the same people, confirms those findings.

But it also suggests that two countries are viewed even more negatively - first Israel, and then Iran.
This is actually worrying: People think the country the world can most do without is Israel. So far so good, considering the consistency in lunacy. After all, it IS the largest congegration of jews in the world, no good can possibly come of that! The US are third. But Iran is second? What to make of this? A temporary lapse of insanity?