Monday, February 12, 2007

Way to go, Obama!

John Howard In the refreshingly straight-from-the-hip Australian political scene, that's a given.

His remarks about Barack Obama seem out of order, but what the heck, Obama gave as good as he got.

By the way - both of them have elections coming up (Obama's being a little way off, two years actually).

As a reminder, Howard said, amongst other invective:

If I was running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and pray, as many times as possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the Democrats.

"al-Queda in Iraq"...subtle, one John. Was there any al-Queda in Iraq before Bush invaded? - I disgress.

A jaunty tie-less Obama strolled nonchalantly into a press conference with a "Hi everyone" and fired back brilliantly:

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 in Iraq, and my understanding is Mr. Howard has deployed 1400, so if he 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.

Excellent stuff.

Apologies to the Granny in New Smyrna. I changed my mind on this once I had read the texts of what each of these bruisers said.

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