U.S. ELECTION DISASTER: THE WORLD MOURNS


This comes from Phyllis Gardner. The Mirror is a sensationalist tabloid. That does not mean that this report is inaccurate. While this may reflect European opinion, one must always be careful with selected quotes. An adviser to former Spanish prime minister José María Aznar would certainly not be anti-Bush, and Timothy Garton Ash is a Fellow of that Republican stronghold, the Hoover Institution, where I am the only mugwump.


 
http://www.mirror.co.uk/frontpages/

U.S. ELECTION DISASTER: THE WORLD MOURNS..
Nov 4 2004
 
"I'm not sure in the light of the last four years whether the Bush team have got the skills to heal a divided America.
"Not only do we have a divided America but also we have a president who is highly polarising in his approach to world politics"
FORMER FOREIGN SECRETARY, ROBIN COOK
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"Almost all nations, with about three or four exceptions wanted a change.
"There is a basic lack of understanding, which is lasting and deep, between the American people and the rest of the world and it goes in both directions. The world no longer understands very well what America is."
FORMER FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, HUBERT VEDRINE
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"The Americans have voted for a militarised Rambo rather than someone who appeals to their reason"
FORMER NIGERIAN FOREIGN MINISTER BOLAJI AKINYEMI
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"Sweden and Europe will continue to criticise Bush the same way as earlier.
"But I do not believe that he will be more willing to listen to it during the second period than during the first."
SWEDISH PRIME MINISTER GOERAN PERSSON
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"It is a bad day for the environment."
TONY JUNIPER, FRIENDS OF THE EARTH
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"I think that people in the United States still don't understand how much Bush is hated all around the world"
SHIN HO-YUN, A 30-YEAR-OLD OFFICE WORKER IN SEOUL
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"We are going to see more extremism come out of the U.S. We are going to see even more isolation where Americans will not bother about the United Nations. To me that is a very sad affair."
KENYAN VICE PRESIDENT MOODY AWORI
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"Bush is the most hated man in the region. His mentality is naturally against Islam and Muslims. Kerry would have been better for the plain reason that he is not Bush."
HEAD OF NASSERIST PARTY IN EGYPT DIA EL-DIN DAWOUD
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"The temptation for Europe to define itself as 'Not America' will be increased."
TIMOTHY GARTON ASH PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN STUDIES AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY
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"Bush will interpret victory as a validation of his policies. I don't expect a second term to be any more moderate - on the contrary."
RAFAEL BARDAJI, ADVISER TO FORMER SPANISH PRIME MINISTER JOSE MARIA AZNAR
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"We have a dangerous killer on the loose with a mandate to mount further wars. He has threatened Syria, Iran, North Korea and Cuba. Many people will feel that his re-election will make the world a more dangerous place."
STOP THE WAR COALITION CONVENOR LINDSAY GERMAN
 

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