Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 2:40pm
Another Bush Supporter Goes Down in Defeat
Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a staunch supporter of the Iraq War and President Bush, conceded defeat in the federal election in Australia. Kevin Rudd of the Labor Party routed John Howard's party. Rudd will now assume the duties of Prime Minister. John Howard has served in the role since 1996, but is most known in the United States for helping to invade Iraq and refusing to acknowledge the failure.
We have now seen the two loudest supporters of Bush's Iraq policy lose their elections. Tony Blair lost his leadership position earlier this year. Both prime ministers were vociferous in their support of Bush and the concept of pre-emptive action. Voters in Great Britain and Australia have spoken out against them.
Let's hope that this era of arrogant and destructive leaders of so-called democratic countries ends when Bush's term expires. John Howard, Tony Blair, and George Bush have made the world a much more dangerous place in the last ten years. Hopefully, their successors will have more respect for other nations.
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