Osama bin Laden has 46% approval rating in Pakistan
George Bush has a 9% approval rating in Pakistan. Our president has managed to lose a popularity contest with a mass murderer, and lose badly. Of course if you tally civilian deaths from our invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, then I suspect bin Laden has a lot of catching up to do in the killing innocent people department. Could that have something to do with why people around the world don't like us much these days?
I sort of see these approval numbers as the current score in the struggle against Islamist terrorism. We're currently losing 46 to 9, which looks rather like an ass-kicking to me. Until the American president can become at least comparable in popularity to our enemies, how can we possibly expect people to be on our side?