Which countries would you place as the top five enemies of the United States of America? I'm sure your answers will vary, see poll results below. My choices would have been Iran (including her proxies like Syria, Venezuela etc), Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Saudi Arabia. I suppose we must consider what definition we give to "enemy". When deciding who our greatest enemies are, do we mean countries that will attack us directly here in US soil? Or do we mean countries that support and train terrorists such as Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan? Do we mean a physical or economic threat as with China?
According to a new Gallup poll (via Weasel Zippers) Americans consider Iran, China, North Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq as our top five enemy countries.
Comrade Obama hardest hit.
(Politico) — A record number of Americans believe the United States’s public enemy number one is Iran, according to a new poll out Monday.
About three in ten Americans, or 32 percent, say Iran is the one country in the world they consider to be the U.S’s greatest enemy today, according to the Gallup poll. China comes in second on the list, with 23 percent naming it the greatest enemy. North Korea, Afghanistan and Iraq round out the top five with 10 percent, seven percent and five percent, respectively.
The 32 percent who say Iran is the U.S.’s biggest adversary marks the highest reading that Gallup has measured for the country. Last year, a quarter of Americans pegged Iran as the greatest enemy.
Iran crosses partisan lines, with all parties naming the country the top foe — 37 percent of Republicans, 30 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of independents told pollsters the country was the one they considered the nation’s greatest enemy today.
Perhaps our own worst enemy right now is our own country, or the current leadership under President Barack Obama, where dictates from the White House have made us less secure militarily, economically, and have made us less self-sufficient when it comes to energy.
Read the entire article and see all results at Gallup.