11/16/2006 - In Indonesia, where President Bush travels early next week after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam, America's image has undergone some dramatic ups and downs over the last few years. As in much of the world -- and especially in Muslim countries -- hostility toward the U.S. skyrocketed among Indonesians following the invasion of Iraq in 2003. But America's image rebounded when a horrific tsunami hit Indonesia in December of the following year and the U.S. stepped in with considerable public and private aid. That act of generosity provided greatly needed assistance to victims of the disaster, and ultimately helped resuscitate America's popularity somewhat in the world's largest Muslim country.
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