The Lying Little Tyrant has really got the Iraqi government in a tizz! He’s sent them a letter that has threatened them with leaving Iraq if they don’t get their act together. Wow, I bet that'll stop the fighting in its tracks! Australia’s Prime Minister, John Howard, is feigning anxiety over the distribution of Iraq’s oil wealth.
Apparently, the letter, sent last week, “…warns that if the Iraqis fail to make progress, the public support for Australia's military deployment to Iraq may not be sustainable”. Naturally, one needs to ask; what public support is John Howard talking about? There never was any public support for military deployment in Iraq. Australians never wanted Australia to go in to Iraq in the first place.
Howard’s real concern, of course, is Australia’s up-coming election. Howard actually couldn’t care less who gets Iraq’s oil wealth as long as it’s the big US oil companies that profit and that the oil continues to flow westward. Of course, he wants to keep in with his mate George W. Bush but, with the election coming up, Howard is seeing the writing on the wall and has figured that he may get a few brownie points from voters if he back-pedals a bit on Iraq – hence the threat to withdraw. Mind you, they are only threats. Howard wouldn’t dream of actually pulling out of Iraq unless Bush gave him permission to.
It’s just more illusory garbage from a desperate Australian Prime Minister.