Saturday, November 24, 2007
Bu$h buddy John Howard bites the dust
Yep, it just doesn't pay to support Duhbyas dirty little wars, Johnny. Not for love nor money. Didn't work for Tony Blaire or for the leader of Spain either. Whether you noticed or not, leaders all over the planet are distancing themselves from the Commander in Chief, including even Musharraf, who was bullied into becoming an allay in the war on Afghanistan then on Iraq. Pootie, the man who Duhbya looked in the eye and saw his soul, has given the village idiot a lesson on how the cow ate the cabbage, but, unlike Musharraf, will be leaving office because his times is up.
Australian Premier, an Ally of Bush, Is Defeated
Kevin Rudd, the Australian Labor Party leader, greeted his supporters in Brisbane after his election victory.
By TIM JOHNSTON
Published: November 25, 2007
SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 24 — Australia’s prime minister, John Howard, one of President Bush’s staunchest allies in Asia, suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of the electorate on Saturday, as his Liberal Party-led coalition lost its majority in Parliament.
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Prime Minister John Howard conceded defeat.
He will be replaced by Kevin Rudd, the Labor Party leader and a former diplomat. “Today Australia looks to the future,” Mr. Rudd told a cheering crowd in his home state, Queensland. “Today the Australian people have decided that we as a nation will move forward.”
Mr. Howard’s defeat, after 11 years in power, follows that of José María Aznar of Spain, who also backed the United States-led invasion of Iraq, and political setbacks for Tony Blair, who stepped down as Britain’s prime minister in June.