For Britons, U.S. is 'no longer a symbol of hope'

Brits now have a diff. view of their cousins across the Atlantic. 77% don't see the U.S. as "a beacon of hope for the world".

For Britons, U.S. is 'no longer a symbol of hope'
Over the past years, Britain has been America's biggest and most important ally, supporting, often blindly, its policies whether right or wrong.

Some may wonder what's behind this unconditional and loyal support. Why have the Brits been feeling, over the past decades, that they're indebted to America?  This stance possibly stems from the fact that the U.S. was the protector and savior of the Britons during the World War II, when Britain was facing the rising danger of the Nazi specter. 

But this gratitude is all history and this 'special relationship' between Britain and the United States, hailed by the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the American President George W. Bush, doesn't have the same favour with the British people.

The Britons now have a different view of their cousins across the Atlantic. 

A YouGov survey conducted recently for The Daily Telegraph showed that the majority of Britons now believe that the culture and the actions of the current U.S. government is making the world a worse place to live in.

Of the 2,000 respondents polled by You Gov, fewer than one quarter said that the Bush administration's policies make the world a better place, whereas three times that many, said they believe the United Sates America's influence in the world is 'predominantly malign.'

77% of respondents disagreed with the statement that the U.S. is "a beacon of hope for the world", and 83% said that America doesn't care what the rest of the world thinks.

Also according to the survey, over half of the Britons consider the U.S. an imperial power that seeks to have control over the world by one means or another.

The poll showed that more than three-quarters of Britons believe that President George W. Bush is a 'poor' or even 'terrible' world leader, and almost as many believe that the repetitive claims about the noble mission to spread democracy all over the world is nothing but a guise for his promotion of American national interests.

Together with President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair is at the forefront of international condemnation for crimes committed daily by the occupation forces in Iraq, especially against innocent civilians.

Both leaders are losing support at home and globally for lying about reasons for launching this unjustified war on Iraq. The war began on a basis of lies: allegations that the former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was producing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in violation of United Nations resolutions, and his never-proved ties with Al Qaeda network, which the U.S. claims is responsible for September 11 attacks.

Blair's willingness to go along Bush's crazy schemes has made him a hero to American leaders, but in return, he's paying a heavy price for being what his countrymen describe as "Bush's lapdog."

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