Rice was wrong about that, too.
US popularity in the Arab World has plummeted during the Obama years.
Newsmax reported on this Zogby poll last year:
Arab approval of the United States in the Middle East has plummeted so drastically that it now is lower than it was during the presidency of George W. Bush, according to a startling new survey.
The poll of over 4,000 citizens in six Arab nations — Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates — shows the favorability rating of the United States dropping precipitously in four of them.
U.S. favorability has increased by 2 points in Lebanon and 17 points in Saudi Arabia since the Bush era. But those were the only nations where U.S. favorability is now higher.!