Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Poll: US Seen As Biggest Threat To World Peace

In 2013, Iraq faced its deadliest year since 2008. According to the United Nations, over 7,800 Iraqi civilians were killed in sectarian violence last year. Another 1,000 Iraqis serving as security forces died, bringing the total death count to nearly 9,000. Much of this violence is leftover from the American-led war that ended in 2011. A Worldwide Independent Network/Gallup poll found that 24 percent of people around the world think the US is the greatest threat to peace in the world today. The runners-up in the poll were Pakistan at 8 percent and China at 6 percent. Despite these findings, the poll also found that the US tops the list of where people would most like to live. RT's Sam Sacks asks retired Marine Brig. Gen. Dave Reist, vice president of strategy and planning at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, what the US should take away from these numbers, and if its time for the United States to rethink its role as the world's policeman.

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