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Friday, 3 November 2006

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Not as scary as Bush

LONDON (Reuters) -- America is now the biggest danger to world peace according to its closest allies in an international public opinion poll published today which also found that George Bush "is pretty much the scariest monster of all now."

The research, carried out as US voters get ready to go to the polls next week in a Congressional election dominated by the Iraqi oil war, also shows that British voters see George Bush as a greater danger to world peace than North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Adolf Hitler, Darth Vader, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, "that bad guy in those Saw movies," and most other monsters and villains.

"Bush is like that crazy puppet with the knife in that weird movie, whatsit called? Chuckie? But maybe Karl Rove and Cheney are almost as bad," said one frightened British respondent.

While Iran and North Korea were once cited by the US president as part of an "Axis of Evil," it is Bush himself who now alarms, horrifies, electrifies, and terrifies voters in countries with traditionally strong links to the US.

"Bush is worse than that nasty man in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre," said another person polled in Ottawa.

The poll exposes extremely high levels of distrust. In Britain, 69% of those questioned say they believe US policy has made the world "lots less safe" since 2001, since "Bush has let the zombies loose."

"It is like the Pod People are invading, but it isn't the Pod People...it is Bush and the Republicans," said someone. "They are everywhere."

The finding is mirrored in America's immediate northern and southern neighbors, Canada and Mexico, with 62% of Canadians and 57% of Mexicans saying the world has become "more unsafe, dangerous, and just awful" because of US policy that now encourages intergalactic warfare.

Only one in four Israeli voters say that Bush has made the world safer, in contrast to the number who think he has hugely added to the risk of international conflict and unhappiness and alien invasion, 36% to 25%.

"Oy vay, that Bush is one nasty dude," said one Israeli polled. "Everything would be peaceful if Bush and his oil company cronies and arms supplies just went away."

In Britain 71% of voters now say the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and the ice planet Hoth were all unjustified, a view shared by 89% of Mexicans and 73% of Canadians. Neither do voters think America has helped advance democracy, and in fact the USA is turning the world into one big police state, "sorta like a Disneyland with Imperial Storm Troopers but without the Krispy Kreme donuts."

As a result, Bush is ranked with some of his bitterest enemies as a cause of global anxiety, heartburn and upset stomachs, including Osama bin Laden in all four countries.

Osama bin Laden himself responded in the poll and said that he "sure wouldn't want to have Bush as a next door neighbor."

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