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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:02 PM
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Prime Minister John Howard stands up for Bush
you might as well, no one else will)

PRIME Minister John Howard has leapt to the defence of US President George W. Bush, who has come under fire from international leaders at the World Economic Forum. In Mr Bush's absence from the annual meeting of political and business heavyweights, his stance on Iraq has been criticised by many leaders, particularly from Europe.

"I think some of the criticism of the Americans by some of the Europeans is unfair and irrational and I have said so," Mr Howard said. He said so in a forthright manner during one debate on US global relations in which he grew increasingly disenchanted with the tone of the argument against the war and criticism of Mr Bush's recent inauguration speech in which he did not mention Iraq.

"Can I just say, I mean, the negative mindset of the last five minutes is ridiculous - of course America has made mistakes and of course there will be modifications of policy," Mr Howard interjected during the debate.

He said the critics had misinterpreted Mr Bush's speech and told them the US president would not be altering his stance. "I don't think there will be fundamental changes in American policy over the next four years," he said.The non-attendance of Mr Bush or any of his senior administrators at the Swiss summit, which has attracted 2500 political and business leaders, has been seen as a snub by many in the forum. Mr Howard said Mr Bush had plenty of support and denied the world was adopting an anti-Bush stance.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/...
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lala_rawraw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:03 PM
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1. Well, he does need..
A gig with Carlyle after... although not sure if anyone will be left to take money from or kill.
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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:05 PM
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2. "of course America has made mistakes.."
and of course there will be modifications of policy,"

He didn't listen to Bush's speech, did he?
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:07 PM
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3. Good boy,
that's a good boy.

Sit, boy, sit.

Speak, boy, speak.

That's a GOOD boy.

Redstone
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:07 PM
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4. Where should we hold the reunion of the Coalition of the Winning?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 PM by Jack Rabbit
Here . . .


The Palace of Peace
The Hague
Home of the International Criminal Court



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aikido15 Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:25 AM
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15. I second that idea!
War criminals, the lot of them...grrr
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Djinn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 PM
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5. how does he manage to enunciate so clearly
wheh he's speaking from the inside of Bush's asshole?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:08 PM
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6. Of course he does. He's likely to be involved in the same war crimes
trial, now, isn't he.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:13 PM
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7. Pimp Minister.........
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:27 PM
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8. Haha
Howard claim Bush has support the sole lonely voice. Denied the world is anti Bush hehe. Gee faith based real strong. cough cough.
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theresistance Donating Member (595 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:50 PM
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9. Stupid little puppet boy - sucking up to his master again
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:52 PM
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10. Hymn .. hymn.
Fuck hymn.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:11 AM
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 12:39 AM
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12. World Economic Forum. Haven't heard or read much about it. If USA
not attending then I guess it's not worth the notice by the American people. :shrug:
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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:20 AM
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13. Oh......SIT DOWN Howie!
Go stand in the corner.
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aikido15 Donating Member (637 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-30-05 02:23 AM
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14. Howard is on crack!
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