From Yahoo, this distasteful (to conservatives) news:
"U.S. most admired country globally: survey
The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll."
"Star power" in this case being a euphemism for "he isn't a violent, corrupt bully."
"What's really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States for 2009," said Simon Anholt, the founder of NBI, which measured the global image of 50 countries each year."
I guess people just don't like violent, corrupt bullies that much. Oh, and in case you're wondering:
"Iran came in last at number 50."
Better luck next year, Mahmoud.