[lit-ideas] Great Job, George

  • From: "John McCreery" <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:50:57 +0900

From Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

A new survey of 1,112 international relations scholars by Foreign
Policy magazine finds remarkable consistency of views on the Iraq war
and its impact on the United States.

"Eighty-nine percent of scholars believe that the war will ultimately
decrease U.S. security. Eighty-seven percent consider the conflict
unjust, and 85 percent are pessimistic about the chances of achieving
a stable democracy in Iraq in the next 10-15 years. Nearly all those
who responded -- 96 percent -- view the United States as less
respected today than in the past, a sentiment no doubt heavily
influenced by the current war."

The scholars also rank the top foreign policy presidents in this
order: Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton,
and Ronald Reagan. Just eight of those surveyed put President Bush in
the top group -- he ranks seventh from the bottom.

John McCreery
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