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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What is he smoking?

"I don't think those who opposed it had any sense of the democratic dividend that will come out of what's happened in Iraq."

Prime Minister John Howard, The Asian Wall Street Journal, September 2005

The "democratic dividend" is taking a little longer than imagined.


Blogger Iqbal Khaldun said...

Politics is a stage managed show. Reality is but one prop. If it doesn't suit the picture, best to use something different. This is colloquially known as 'speaking from your arse'.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:59:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

Or changing the goal posts as it suits.
Does anybody anymore believe that Iraq will end up being a positive for the West? And why must a country be friendly to the West anyway?
Perhaps those with economic and ideological baggage invested...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:02:00 am  

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