International Reaction to Midterm Elections

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George W. Bush was once sneered by the foreign press as -an inarticulate lightweight who gained the presidency while losing the popular vote,- and a bumbler who would never be re-elected in 2004. Last week, after victories in both the midterm elections and the United Nations, one British columnist wrote, -If he was an arrogant cowboy, he-s got a lot more to be arrogant about.- Today, despite his new legitimacy and enhanced prestige, Bush continues to get mixed reviews as his increased respect around the world has also brought increased fear. We look at the President-s evolving image overseas with journalists from World Press Review, which focuses on the international press, Britain-s Guardian, Germany-s Die Zeit, and a political scientist from Kuwait University.
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Security Council Resolution 1441

Liberation (France, in French)

Reforma (Mexico, in Spanish)

The Star (South Africa)

Breeders' Cup


National Thoroughbred Racing Association



Warren Olney