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Thanks Colin and Anai. Summarizing what I've learned ... Only 13% of Kuwaitis would view a US attack on Iraq favorably (versus 61% unfavorable) according to a poll released in April by Zogby International. Overall, a staggering 88% of Kuwaitis now view US policies toward Arab nations generally as "Unfavorable". These policies are tainting Kuwaiti attitudes toward the American people. Citing a more recent Zogby survey, Nicholas Kristoff writes in the NY Times that Kuwaitis have come to regard "the U.S. unfavorably more than favorably, by a 48% to 40% margin." Perceptions are far worse in other Arab countries. Of special relevance to those of us in CASI is the following from a Zogby press release: "Overall impressions of the U.S. would substantially increase, however, if the U.S. were to end sanctions against Iraq, results show. Egypt (80% favorable, 8% unfavorable), Saudi Arabia (77% favorable, 16% unfavorable), Lebanon (75% favorable, 17% unfavorable) and Indonesia (81% favorable, 12% unfavorable) would significantly view the U.S. more favorably, as would Kuwait (56% favorable, 28% unfavorable), the UAE (62% favorable, 17% unfavorable), Iran (69% favorable, 5% unfavorable), France (53% favorable, 16% unfavorable) and Venezuela (57% favorable, 12% unfavorable)." Regards, Drew Hamre Golden Valley, MN USA === Zogby International survey, Arab respondents' view of US attack on Iraq, easing of sanctions, released Apr. 17: http://www.zogby.com/search/ReadNews.dbm?ID=564 Zogby International survey, respondents' view of US policies (note PDF format): http://www.arabbankers.org/my/download/123800_c_sU127360_s_i151442/10NationsSummary.pdf NYTimes/Nicholas Kristof cites Zogby: http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/15/opinion/15KRIS.html _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk