FIRST THEY THREATEN TO CUT AID TO PAKISTAN THEN THEY WANT PAKISTAN TO FIGHT HARDER AGAINST THE TALIBAN.
Dick Cheney dropped in on Pakistan yesterday because the weather wouldn’t let him into Afghanistan. So while he’s there he tells Musharraf that the Pakistanis ought to be making more of an effort to curtail Taliban fighters from entering Afghanistan from Pakistan. The Pakistan President must be fuming. First he gets told that aid may be cut and then he’s told that he must make more of an effort to fight America’s war for them. No wonder the US is losing this war. Bush and Cheney; America’s worst enemies.
SOMETHING HAS GOT TO GIVE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS – AND THE SOONER THE BETTER.
Condoleeza Rice has said that Bush will not abide by legislation to limit the Iraq war. Rice has ‘urged the Democratic-controlled US Congress not to interfere in the conduct of the Iraq war and suggested President George Bush would defy troop withdrawal legislation.’ Bush is moving further and further away from reality if he believes he can defy Congress in this way. Everything about the Bush-Cheney-Rice administration clearly shows America drifting closer and closer toward a totalitarian state that ignores its own legislature and the voices of it peoples.
IT SEEMS SPECIAL OPERATION TEAMS ARE ALREADY OPERATING IN IRAN – AND THEY ARE NOT JUST AMERICAN TEAMS.
‘The US is reportedly stepping up covert operations in Iran in a new strategy that risks sparking an "open confrontation" with the Islamic republic.’ There are a few noises on the grapevine that are saying that it is not just US special forces operating inside Iran gathering intelligence for the coming attack. Apparently, according to some anonymous sources, Australian SAS people are also operating in Iran. I hope for Howards sake, not to mention the soldiers themselves, that none of them get caught. The political repurcussions of any of them getting caught and then shot for spying would be disatrous for the good name of Australia.
WILL HOWARD TRY TO STAY ON AT BENNELONG OR BOW OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION – EITHER WAY HE LOOKS LIKE A LOSER.
Whatever Howard does, it looks like his days are now numbered. Recent polls have already indicated that he would lose his seat and now the odds are on Maxine McKew gaining it. So the big question is going to be: Will John Howard take his chances at the next election or will he jump ship prior to the election and hand it over to Costello? Either way he’s going to look like a loser and, for a bloke that has always wanted to be nothing other than one of history’s winners, that’s going to hurt. I can’t think of it happening to a more deserving Australian Prime Minister.