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October 19, 2003

Bill Leak

It's not how I see it but I couldn't resist.

Howard wants to walk tall on the world stage with a gun at his side. Though an Anglo-Australian he is a neo-con at heart. A regional cop ensuring security and stability with just a touch of imperial ambition. He is tickled pink when he gets an invite to the Bush barbecue at the Texa ranch. You can see him grooming himself in the presidential style.

Since he is an astute politician, Howard knows that being a regional cop doesn't go down well with our neighbours in the region.

So he softens the public image to manage international (and domestic) public opinion.

He needs the gun and badge because he knows that Australia is a credible terrorist target because it has allied itself so closely with the imperial presidency in Washington that Australia can stand as a proxy for the US for Islamic terrrorists.

Moir's cartoon in the Sydney Morning Herald is pretty good too.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 10:28 PM | | Comments (0)