The beating that John Howard and his Liberal Party took in Australia's elections today reminded me of what Howard had to say when Barack Obama announced he was running for president:
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 [Barack] Obama, but also for the Democrats.
Howard sticking his nose where it didn't need to be, while all around him his empire was crumbling. The CNN clip below documents Howard's blathering back in February 2007:
I like this quote from the end of the piece:
The back story is that John Howard is facing a tough re-election because of his support for the [Iraq] war. Vice President Cheney is heading to Australia later this month to try and help. The White House can hardly afford to have another friend of the president go the way of Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Looks like Dick's trip didn't help... and the White House can't afford much of anything these days.