May 19, 2006

FROM THE ANGLOSPHERIC HYMNAL

PM backs 'righteous force' of US (Steve Lewis, The Australian, May 19th, 2006)

The world will face greater terrorist threats and more regular attacks against Western targets if the US retreats from its leadership role, John Howard has warned.

Challenging those who want less US military intervention around the world, the Prime Minister has argued that defeating terrorism and widening economic opportunity can only be achieved with American leadership. [...]

George W.Bush is under pressure to pull American troops out of Iraq and other global hot-spots and concentrate more on protecting the US's own borders.

But Mr Howard has challenged this, claiming it would only embolden terrorists.

"To the voices of anti-Americanism around the world, to those who shout 'Yankee go home', let me offer some quiet advice: be careful what you wish for," he said. Mr Howard argued that no dominant power in history "has brought to bear the righteous force or generous countenance of the United States of America".

"Without American leadership, the trials and tragedies of recent years could be but a prelude of darker days to come. With American leadership, we can build a better world - not just for us, but for all," he said.


Posted by Peter Burnet at May 19, 2006 6:46 AM
Comments

Recognition of America's role as the World Goverment--another way of saying, "We're too cheap to do it ourselves, having scrapped our last carrier a decade ago."

Posted by: Lou Gots at May 19, 2006 1:06 PM
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