September 5, 2004

ONE BILLION BUSH FANS CAN'T BE WRONG:

Advantage India: Bush or Kerry (CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA, SEPTEMBER 04, 2004, Times of India)

To the world at large, George Bush might appear to be a dim-wit at best and a dangerous cowboy at worst. Pilloried for engineering a war against Iraq on spurious grounds, and ridiculed for his trademark smirk, swagger and malapropisms, he is arguably the least popular American president outside the US. Popular street sentiment is mostly anti-Bush even where governments support him (Britain, Australia, Italy and Spain, for instance).

Remarkably, India may also be in the pro-Bush league despite not being an overt partner in Bush's war and not articulating open support for his policies.

Here"s why: Traditionally inclined towards Democratic administrations, it appears that for the first time in decades, New Delhi sees greater advantage in a Republican second term in a changed international security environment. In three areas of national importance — terrorism, nuclear and security issues, and trade — experts argue that Bush's policies are more helpful to India than the positions articulated by his challenger, John Kerry.


In his defense, Mr. Kerry is the choice of both the Axis of Evil and of Weasel.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 5, 2004 8:37 PM
Comments

On page 27 of the 6 Sep '04 issue of Time magazine, Bush is photographed looking exactly like a gunslinger.
If he were wearing a cowboy hat and a pair of six-guns, he'd fit right into any Western ever filmed.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at September 5, 2004 11:11 PM
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