December 03, 2003

Speaking Out Against Bush

Australia has a new Opposition Leader, Mark Latham, who will be challenging Prime Minister John Howard in national elections next year. While Howard has been one of G. W. Bush's staunchest allies - despite widespread opposition from the Australian public - Latham rose to fame as a political "head-kicker" and has frequently lashed out at Bush, among other targets. Latham has called Bush "flaky", "dangerous" and even "the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory."

In a recently released paper, "Reversing Our March of Folly", Mr Latham said the protests that recently greeted President Bush in London were "evidence of the strategic mistakes he has made in prosecuting the war on terror".

Let us hope the new Labour leader has the courage to maintain his strong views.


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