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Saluting Our Best Partner In War On Terror

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 10:32 pm - March 2, 2006.
Filed under: War On Terror

Hat tip – Romeo Mike (blog-ally from Australia)

This week, Australian Prime Minister John Howard celebrates ten years in power. Most Americans probably don’t realize how important and strong of an ally Australia has been with America since 9/11. As usual, the American news media neglects reporting much about Australia, but it is probably a more conservative population than even in the USA based on reading I’ve done and the visit I made in November 2004.

In any case, I join with Romeo Mike is giving hearty salute to “Australia’s Ronald Reagan.”

Thank you, Prime Minister Howard! You are a true statesman and warrior against Islamic fascism. Hopefully the world will appreciate you and President Bush much more in the future than at present. Just like Ronald Reagan.

Related Story: Critics Left Clueless – Daily Telegraph (h/t – Romeo Mike again!)

VARIOUS polls taken to mark John Howard’s 10th anniversary as Prime Minister today show not only is he the most popular Australian leader in modern history but most Australians want him to stay on and contest the next federal election.

Given Mr Howard is without doubt the most unpopular leader in the eyes of the overwhelming bulk of the Australian media, these results are quite remarkable.

Not only do they highlight the breadth of support Mr Howard enjoys but they also underscore the alarming disconnect between the collectives which run the taxpayer-funded ABC and its print arm, the Fairfax press, with the mass of the population.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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11 Comments

  1. Yes, thanks, Prime Minister Howard. But, really, Bruce, shouldn’t he be co-best ally along with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. He’s also been a stalwart in the war on terror.

    Comment by Jack Allen — March 3, 2006 @ 2:45 am - March 3, 2006

  2. On the other hand, Blair (like Bush) has been thoroughly miserable domestically. He shares Bush’s penchant for Big Government “solutions,” and sided with Muslim violence over Western Free Speech ideals on the Danish cartoons issue.

    Comment by V the K — March 3, 2006 @ 5:29 am - March 3, 2006

  3. I think he’s biggest achievement was banning same sex marriage in Australia. Unlike the United States, Australia’s marriage laws are controlled at the federal level exclusively.

    So thank you Johnny!.

    Comment by Bob — March 3, 2006 @ 7:00 am - March 3, 2006

  4. And who can forget him saying “I would be disappointed if my son was gay – which Australian parent wouldn’t?” live on national TV a few years ago.

    Comment by Bob — March 3, 2006 @ 7:03 am - March 3, 2006

  5. Mr. Howard and Mr. Blair — the US can have no better allies.

    And isn’t that what it’s all about. We don’t live in Britain nor Australia, so their domestic policies are not of our concern. (We have enough issues at home towards which to concentrate our energy.) The ONLY measure is their support of the USA in our War on Terror.

    And they’re not half-bad lookin’, either.

    Julie the Jarhead

    Comment by Julie the Jarhead — March 3, 2006 @ 7:42 am - March 3, 2006

  6. Its too bad that Howard has blocked every attempt to give same-sex couples in Australia even the most basic of protections.

    Comment by Jeremy — March 3, 2006 @ 10:27 am - March 3, 2006

  7. Howard I think gets it. But then Australia has also been a victim of terrorism, and the Ausies seem to grasp the danger of terrorists.

    Comment by just me — March 3, 2006 @ 10:58 am - March 3, 2006

  8. Its too bad that Howard has blocked every attempt to give same-sex couples in Australia even the most basic of protections.

    And that is why I’m a federalist, and will fight all Democrat attempts to turn us into a Euro-style parliamentary democracy with an all-powerful federal government.

    As someone else said, if you don’t like the laws in your state, you can move to another one.

    Comment by rightwingprof — March 3, 2006 @ 1:07 pm - March 3, 2006

  9. And that is why I’m a federalist, and will fight all Democrat attempts to turn us into a Euro-style parliamentary democracy with an all-powerful federal government. Ahem, the Bush White House, ahem, Republican support for a federal marriage amendment. ;-)~

    Comment by Jeremy — March 3, 2006 @ 2:29 pm - March 3, 2006

  10. Gay Republican… What’s next? A black guy in the KKK?

    Comment by Bob — March 3, 2006 @ 10:00 pm - March 3, 2006

  11. Ahem, the Bush White House, ahem, Republican support for a federal marriage amendment.

    Which will never be ratified.

    Something, however, has to be done about the out-of-control courts, so they cannot wave a magic wand and create legislation across the United States. I have no more desire to live in a judicial absolute monarchy than I do a Euroweenie democracy.

    Comment by rightwingprof — March 4, 2006 @ 11:47 am - March 4, 2006

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