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rooboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:17 PM
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PM (Howard) commemorates Anzac Day in Iraq
Prime Minister John Howard is paying a surprise visit to Australian troops in Iraq for Anzac Day.

The flying visit has been kept top secret.

Mr Howard's flight touched down before sunrise and taxied up to the control tower at Baghdad Airport where for the past year RAAF air traffic controllers have been in charge of flights into and out of the country's busiest airport.

Most of the 50 or so air men and women who had gathered for the Anzac Day dawn service were unaware who their guest would be.

Mr Howard was emulating US President George W Bush, who flew into Baghdad for Thanksgiving Day under a similar cloak of secrecy last November.

Like the President, the Prime Minister will not leave the high security airport perimeter during a visit scheduled to last less than six hours.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1094411.htm

What a PATHETIC piece of crap this man is...
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Davis_X_Machina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:13 PM
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1. DId the boys and girls...
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 11:16 PM by Davis_X_Machina
...greet him with a performance of 'And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda', I wonder?
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the Kelly Gang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:20 PM
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2. never one to miss a photo-op, takes after George W.
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uhhuh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 01:23 AM
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3. This is sad
How pathetic of a leader do you have to be to emulate the chimp?
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anakie Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:52 AM
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4. what a
fucking bush wannabe wanker he is. How much did this photo op cost the taxpayer.

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