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Subject: Re: 92% Pakistan: Disapproves of USA Date: 2/14/2013 11:48 AM
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A peace loving nation where a majority of the citizens are peaceful....92% of them can't stand the USA.

I wonder what a poll of Americans about Pakistan would show? Probably not this level of disapproval.

Still, your holding up Pakistan as a model deserves some exploration:

From a Gallup briefing:

"In May 2011, about one in five Pakistanis said they would like to move permanently to another country if they had the opportunity, rather than continue living in Pakistan. This measure has shown a steady increase since June 2008 when 6% of Pakistanis expressed a desire to move abroad permanently...

"Pakistanis' views on their country's governance help explain the dramatic increase in people wanting to leave permanently.
-- Institutions - Less than one-third of Pakistanis have confidence in the national government, local police, and honesty of elections, and the ratings for those institutions have declined over the last six years. Pakistan's military is the one institution that has retained the confidence of an overwhelming majority (roughly 80%) of people in the country.
-- Corruption - Eighty-one percent of Pakistanis see their government as rife with corruption. This is an increase of 13 percentage points over the last six years.
-- Leadership - Approximately one in three Pakistanis approve of the leaders in the city or area where they live. Their approval of national leaders is lower - approximately one in five Pakistanis approve of them.

"Unquestionably, Pakistan faces many challenges: poverty, illiteracy, terrorist attacks, and a level of gender inequality that has limited women's contributions. For several consecutive years, Pakistan has appeared on the Failed States Index, an annual ranking compiled by the Fund for Peace, a nonprofit research institution, and Foreign Policy magazine. Twelve factors determine whether a country is a "failed state" - including severe economic decline, deterioration of public services, and a country's security apparatus operating as a state within a state."

So how again, are the Pakistani people a model for us to emulate?
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