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June 22, 2006

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Europe still sees US as greatest threat to stability

In a Harris opinion poll, published on the eve of Mr Bush's latest visit to Europe this week, 36 per cent of respondents identify the US as the greatest threat to global stability.

The poll, conducted in association with the FT, questioned a representative sample of 5,000 people in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain on a range of issues. Thirty per cent of respondents named Iran as the greatest threat to global stability, with 18 per cent selecting China.

US effort to rehab image falls short

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Ghana boots U.S. from World Cup

There was no glory for the United States at this year's World Cup, only frustration and failure. The Americans were eliminated in the first round, losing to Ghana 2-1 Thursday in a game they had to win to advance to the tournament's knockout phase.
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It was a bitter ending for the United States, which carried high hopes — and a No. 5 world ranking from FIFA — onto soccer's biggest stage. Four years ago, the Americans made the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Posted by b on June 22, 2006 at 02:42 PM | Permalink

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One thing about the "World Cup" of Soccer, it is truly a *World* series.

Posted by: pb | Jun 22, 2006 4:15:20 PM | 1

"In a Harris opinion poll, published on the eve of Mr Bush's latest visit to Europe this week, 36 per cent of respondents identify the US as the greatest threat to global stability."

The president, the secretatry of state, the defense sectretary, the vice president. Who else? All stomping around the world, threatening, intimidating, black mailing. Trying to act out Herman Wouk's fairy tale "The Winds of War".

Maybe they'll all get soccered.

Posted by: pb | Jun 22, 2006 4:57:46 PM | 2

i wonder how many here in the US consider us the greatest threat? bet it could top 36%

Posted by: annie | Jun 22, 2006 5:41:18 PM | 3

Put me on that list, annie.

Posted by: beq | Jun 22, 2006 6:55:42 PM | 4

annie, put me on that list too.

Posted by: Rick Happ | Jun 22, 2006 10:46:49 PM | 5

another vote here...

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Jun 22, 2006 11:19:37 PM | 6

I will not step foot in the USA again until these gangsters are routed from office.

Posted by: Hamburger | Jun 23, 2006 8:56:07 AM | 7

[Similarly], Bruce tidies up after an article that consisted entirely of manure.

Posted by: Uncle $cam | Jun 23, 2006 9:35:39 AM | 8

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