The Company We Keep

The BBC recently asked 28,000 people around the world to rate a dozen countries plus the EU in terms of whether they have a positive or negative influence on world affairs.

The country that most people believe has a negative affect on the world? Israel. Followed by Iran. Third is the United States and fourth is North Korea. Five years after President Bush named Iran and North Korea to the “axis of evil”, we find ourselves rated as dangerous as both by the world community. Awesome.