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Australian PM Blasts Obama, Democrats on Iraq

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posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 03:23 AM
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Let's see Howard cough up more troops for the surge, if he's really so concerned.


Australia head slams US candidate BBC
Obama said: "I think it's flattering that one of George Bush's allies on the other side of the world started attacking me the day after I announced.

"I would also note that we have close to 140,000 troops on the ground now, and my understanding is Mr Howard has deployed 1,400, so if he is (ready) to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq."

"Otherwise it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric," he added.


So where's the troops Howie?




posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 03:58 AM
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You guys are abosolutely hilarious!!
I wonder if they show threads like these in Jehadi madrassas to psyche ppl into becoming terrorists..


Seriously all you Americans who are 'ok' with foreign nationals making statements against a mere political candidate should take a bow!
If foreign nationals make comments against a president then those are valid because the president and his/her governing body 'represent' the country!
A presidential candidate is not somebody with whom foreign leaders bother themselves..
If Howard is giving soo much importance to a candidate then that Obama must be real contender!

And Howard too; totally unprofessional..



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher


So where's the troops Howie?


Exactly!

He is already under pressure and has been from the very start in this war in Iraq from the Australian people,for being a puppet to the US,this war based on bogus info shows it to be fact.

We supported his decision (as any leader here probably would)to be there for America because of what happened on 9-11.

But not to go to war with a country based on BS!

I for one as an Australian am ashamed of our country for this.

Its this whole line they use now "well we made a mess based on false info,we cant pull out now or we`ll make a bigger mess "while Innocent people die everyday along with your troops.

Stay in an unjust war and you`ll be caned with little to no support!

Shut up Howard! esspecially if someone is offering a different sollution to whats happening now! because you know you`ll be a lacky to whoever is in charge of the US anyway!



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 04:44 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77

Originally posted by MooneyBravo
djohnsto77

People need to speak out against liberal lunatics like obama and the rest of communist party. Howard is doing exactly what needs to be done.


I agree.

The only thing I'm saying it's usually better for that to come from within rather than from overseas.

Like I said, I agree with Howard's assessment.


Ok, I see what you are saying. However, if everyone from overseas can make up lies and criticize my president for trying to defeat extremist wackos and keep good people safe then then it should also be ok to criticize the communists as well. I welcome any critcism for demon-crats.



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 04:52 AM
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i think howards comments more likely are trying to create a subconcious link between obama and alquada. he said if he were the the terrorist, than they should hope for obama to win and pull the troops out.

with all the stuff to do with obama and muslims, he is just trying to create a subconcious link to obama, that the voters will remember. the race has not started yet and they will use the muslim obama connection, whatever his real religion is.



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 05:39 AM
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The Bush adminstration is staffed by people with direct investments in military and war profiteering companies; Halliburton, Raytheon, UNited Defense, etc, etc. Many sat on boards and recieved large stock options before moving back the white house, Most of these people worked in Daddy bush's adminstration.

VP Cheney is probably going to resign under pressure for felonies commited in office, trying to squelch the fact Iraq was not participating in Terrorism.

The debt has exploded un the Bush adminstration, now standing at 7 trillion dollars owed by American people to the Central Banking system. President Clinton left a 3 trillion Dollar Surplus.

The American Economy has been gutted, American Soldiers killed and maimed on foreign lands to support the myth Iraq was somehow involved in terrorism. The inept and corrupt manner this invasion was handled has left this region teetering on collapse.

History will record this adminstration as corrupt, immoral, and supported by million of lazy ignorant sheep.



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:03 AM
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Originally posted by madhatter

I'm not so sure that the words wisdom and John Howard should be put in the same sentence.
Fortunately not too many people take him seriously anyway.


That is why he has been PM for over the last 10 years.


All these people saying Howard is Bush's lap dog need to get a grip and face the fact that Australia has too small a population to be able to defend itself and we need the US alliance just like they need us for our strategic position in the Pacific.



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:59 AM
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Yeah I don't think it's appropriate for Howard to be commenting on American presidential candidates. I don't think he really intended for it to reach Obama and cause this storm in a teacup, it was probably more intended for his Australian audience. Also, don't forget this isn't an isolated incident. The American ambassador to Australia, Tom Shieffer, has caused controversy in the past by commenting on our opposition candidates.


Ex

posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 08:04 AM
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He takes a stand and defends our country
against a soapbox spewing Australian PM,
and you are upset with him


Obama 2008



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 09:43 AM
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I wonder what both of these individuals think about Australian companies buying American newspapers along the Mexican border. Especially the newspapers that appear to be critical of the North American Union.

[edit on 12-2-2007 by Ross Cross]


DCP

posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 10:11 AM
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sombody asked why does america keep going to war over the last 100 years. My question for you is, do you know how to ask that question in Japanesse?



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 11:21 AM
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We (The United States) are always trying to tell everyone else how to live their lives, and yet can't seem to take it when another country tries to do the same.

Barak's statements about pulling out of the war just like that show how young and foolish he is. Our are they just the ravings of someone trying to get the votes. I think both are correct.

To just pull out would create such a power vacume that Iraq would turn into another Iran. The area would become so chaotic with more turmoil that we could ever think possible. Then we would have to go back in and the situation would be much worse.

[edit on 12-2-2007 by Royal76]



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 03:38 PM
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Howard has no right getting involved in other Countries politics. He is not American and should not be getting involved.

Can i ask a question, how many aussie troops are in Iraq? not as much as America i dont think. Maybe he should increase his share before telling others what to do.

[edit on 12-2-2007 by infinite]



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 04:36 PM
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Infinite,


I think we have sent 1700 ?? (to Afghanistan and Iraq).

We do not have huge military force and we have people in Timor as well.


I also agree with gps7...I am very ashamed of our sycophantic PM, he should shut his big stupid mouht and stay out of US election issues.

peace to all



[edit on 12-2-2007 by resistancia]



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
Howard has no right getting involved in other Countries politics. He is not American and should not be getting involved.

Can i ask a question, how many aussie troops are in Iraq? not as much as America i dont think. Maybe he should increase his share before telling others what to do.

[edit on 12-2-2007 by infinite]


Like other posters have said why shouldn't he say something? The US president has no problem getting involved with other countries politics.

When considering Australia's defence forces, the amount of troops we have sent over to Iraq and Afghanistan is proportionally similar to the US.

By the mere fact Australian Soldiers lives, (my Nephew included), are on the line in these countries that Australia has not been attacked by shows that we are a firm allies of the US and our leaders have every right to speak out on someone we feel is a threat to the stability of world politics.

The days of isolation are over, it is rapidly becoming the west vs the rest and as such it is just as important for every Australian as it is for every American who the next president is.

Also remember this is Australia talking not China or Pakistan, our countries both have a similar history, we both were settled by the British and both do not have thousands of year history. Our Countries are brothers, with the US Australia's bigger stronger brother. Family look out for each other and do offer each other advice.



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 05:20 PM
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I personally do not feel any safer with the US as an ally of Oz, in fact, I feel more endangered than ever. We were doing just fine until the bogus WOT...what a load of crapulous lies we have been fed. I am extemely peed off that the citizens of the world have been lied to.

My eldest son (a specialist in the Australian Army) will be rotating to CenCom in Baghdad very soon and I am not at all impressed and my life has become consumed by dreadful feelings of my son coming home in a body bag, complete with a mix up at the morgue just to add to the tragedy (refer to Private Jake Kovco incident). Funnily enough, my son is willing and glad to go...weird, but that makes me proud in the same breath.

I was a very patriotic Australian until Johnny Bumsuck really started to crawl up the US President's backside. I guess he feels that as he has such an intimate relationship with Georgie Peorgie he can say what he likes.

I fully understand how Barack Obama and others US have taken offense to his comments. ( I have no preference for any White House candidate).


sad sick stupid little man



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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Originally posted by resistancia
I personally do not feel any safer with the US as an ally of Oz, in fact, I feel more endangered than ever.


We have been strong Allies with the US since WW2 when our government realised that we could no longer rely on England to help us defend this large country. So when did you feel safer? before 1945?



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:03 PM
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The man will never send more Australian troops to Iraq, because he will get a riot in his hands from his own country men opposing the US in Iraq.


I wonder if Mr. Australia PM was paid to do campaign against Obama. . .

I can not wait to see what he has to say about Hillary . . .

Or perhaps he just doesn't like people like Obama. . .



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:03 PM
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tkmelb,

I was born considerably later than 1945.

I would rather be allied to a country that does not spread lies, fear and war mongering. I would rather be allied to a country that does not treat it's citizens, and the rest of the world like fools.

I am glad you feel safe


I do not



posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by resistancia
tkmelb,

I was born considerably later than 1945.

I would rather be allied to a country that does not spread lies, fear and war mongering. I would rather be allied to a country that does not treat it's citizens, and the rest of the world like fools.

I am glad you feel safe


I do not


Ok so you have never lived without us being allies.

Could you please tell me which magical country you are referring to, that could help us out in the face of major conflict?

Also name a country were its leaders doesnt treat its people like fools or has enough to back up a strong foreign policy?



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