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Prime Minister Howard heckled in Washington

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ben W, May 14, 2006.

  1. Ben W

    Ben W New Member

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    May 14, 2006 - 10:00AM

    A lone protester has heckled Australia's prime minister as he returned from lunch with US Vice-President Dick Cheney in Washington.

    Construction worker Jay Marx, 36, repeatedly shouted "John Howard, get out of Iraq. The Bush administration is a sinking ship" as Howard spoke to waiting Australian journalists outside Blair House, the official residence where he and his wife Janette are guests of US President George W Bush.

    Although Marx was at least 20 metres away from Howard and held back by iron railings, his shouts clearly distracted the prime minister.

    Eventually, Secret Service agents moved a black van to block his view of Howard.

    Later, Marx told journalists he had recognised Howard after seeing Australian flags outside the White House.

    "I know that the majority of Australian people oppose the war, I know that John Howard has supported the Bush administration from the get-go, and it's pathetic," he said.

    "It's pathetic that the Bush administration has managed to cow so many allies into supporting this war that is criminal, that is mistaken, that is horrific, that is murderous, and it has to stop.

    "Okay, he (Howard) didn't start the war but he supported it from the get-go. So I think anyone who is sending troops is culpable. If no-one but the United States had troops in Iraq, then the facade of international cooperation would end."

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  2. Pete

    Pete New Member

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    How could little johnny be distracted when he is so close to his master (Dubya) :rolleyes:

    Trouble is if majority of Aussies oppose it it certainly didn't show in election results...But considering the idiots running against the current idiots who knows :confused: [​IMG]
     
  3. Bob Farnaby

    Bob Farnaby New Member

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    Is a rather poor choice at present Pete ..

    Heard Jonny has a new nickname.. "Bonsi", because he's a little bush...

    Maybe if John Howard was in Iraq (permanantly) it would help...
     
  4. Pete

    Pete New Member

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    [​IMG] "little bush" [​IMG] [​IMG]


    But yeah poor choice? No choice this way. Majors are bad, minors are worse :eek: :(

    Johnny is a disaster, but if he goes we get Costello, and Abbott and Vanstone are lurking around too....

    On the other side Big Kim would be probably an ok enough bloke if he laid off the thesaurus flogging, but P.M., nahhhhhhh....as for the rest of the ALP, who are they again? [​IMG]


    See Bush & Bonsai almost singing Endless Love to each other on news tonight? :eek:
     
  5. Bob Farnaby

    Bob Farnaby New Member

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    Imagine the joke Australia would be if our top two politicians were Abbott and Costello.....
     
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