A poll conducted in February shows that a majority of muslims in Indonesia now favor American anti-terrorism efforts
This is due to Bush following through on his rhetoric and delivering what he promised - democratization in the Middle East. Bush's actions cut right through the hostile press in Indonesia and demonstrated directly to the people an essential truth - anti-terrorism in Bush's hands is actually pro-muslim. It is muslims who are the chief beneficiaries of Bush's policies.
Actions win hearts and minds much more readily than heartfelt gestures of sympathy, which is all John Kerry would have offered. Indeed, the election of '04 has proven to be the most important election of our lifetimes.
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