In the New, New World

Despite a lot of wishful thinking during the campaign, the outside world didn't get a voice in the American election, unless you count Osama bin Laden's videotape. Had foreigners voted, it's a near certainty that George W. Bush would not have been returned for a second term. In international polls, many non-Americans say they dislike Bush's Iraq policy or the way that he has handled allies of the U.S.

For many governments, however—especially those in Asia—a second Bush term has its merits. He is a known quantity. His focus on the war on terror has forced nations like Pakistan...

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