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Unformatted text preview: than almost any other measure . Before the tsunami, 80 percent
of Indonesian public opinion was opposed to the United States; after it, 80 percent had a favorable opinion of America. Two years after the
disaster, and in poll after poll, Indonesians still have overwhelmingly positive views of the United States. In October 2005, an enormous
earthquake struck Kashmir, killing about 74 000 people and leaving three million homeless. The U.S. military responded immediately, diverting
helicopters fighting the War on Terror in nearby Afghanistan to bring relief as soon as possible To help those in need, the United States also
provided financial aid to Pakistan; and, as one might expect from those witnessing the munificence of the United States, it left a lasting
impression about America. For the first time since 9/11, polls of Pakistani opinion have found that more people are favorable toward the United
States than unfavorable, while support for Al-Qaeda dropped to its lowest level. Whether in Indonesia or Kashmir, the mon...
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