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Obama hits back after Australian PM slams his Iraq stance
Australian Prime Minister and staunch Bush supporter John Howard said a victory by Democrats in '08 would help terrorists.
CANBERRA, Australia (CNN) -- Australia's conservative Prime Minister John Howard said Sunday that victory for Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and his party in next year's presidential election would be a boon for terrorists.
"If I were 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 Obama, but also for the Democrats," Howard said, speaking on "Sunday," a TV show on Australia's Nine Network.
March 2008 is when Obama has said he would bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, according to legislation he introduced in the Senate.
Obama, who represents Illinois in the U.S. Senate, declared his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in a speech on Saturday in his home state.
Howard -- who faces reelection this year -- is a staunch supporter of President Bush and committed Australian troops to help the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Like Bush, Howard has come under increased criticism at home for supporting the unpopular war.
Australia has more than 1,000 troops in and around Iraq, many in non-combat roles.
Obama, campaigning in Iowa, told reporters Sunday he's flattered that one of Bush's allies "started attacking me the day after I announced (his presidential run) -- I take that as a compliment."
The Democratic presidential hopeful said if the Australian prime minister was "ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq," he needs to send another 20,000 Australians to the war.
"Otherwise, it's just a bunch of empty rhetoric," Obama said.
The Illinois Democrat dismissed the suggestion that his election would help terrorist groups, noting that even the Bush administration's "own intelligence agencies have indicated that the threat of terrorism has increased as a consequence of our actions over there."
There will be two things to watch for here - will Republicans condemn a foreign leader for weighing in on American politics like how Democrats criticized Hugo Chavez a few months ago and will this Howard guy take his foot out of his mouth and call up 20,000 Australian reinforcements?
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The Terrorists and Obama are right, get the hell out of Iraq, f-ck those people, we tried to free them and they want no part of it, let them have their bloodbath and let them keep their women in the back seat with their black sheets on, they are not worth one more American life.
Obama is right and the Aussie is right, the whole world knows that the Terrorists want the Democrats to win, that means we will surrender and we should surrender, that is what we do, we haven't won a f-cking war since 1945.
Get out of the Middle East and stay out, it is the land of prehistoric savages, their women are their slaves and they still slit throats and carve human heads off, Let Israel handle Iran.
Bring the troops home and put them down on the Mexican Border "shoot to kill".
Put troops in LA to control the "Gang Bangers", shoot to kill.
Harry Boy (Genius)
In The Absence Of Law And Order Society Will Surely Destroy Itself