Arabs for Bush
: The Guardian says Bush has support in odd ports:
President Bush’s election campaign received support from an unusual quarter last week when Hasan Rowhani, head of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, said that four more years of George W would be good for Iran. Yasser Arafat, the Palestinian leader, was asked about the Bush-Kerry contest at a meeting with journalists a couple of weeks ago (before he was taken ill) and replied: “It makes no difference.”
In London, the consensus among Arab ambassadors – though they don’t say so publicly – is that keeping Bush in the White House would be preferable to starting afresh with Kerry….
Disliking Bush is one thing, but working up enthusiasm for Kerry is another – and there’s little sign of that in the Middle East.