Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A change Down Under?

Australia, one the most staunch U.S. allies in Afghanistan and Iraq, is poised to hold an election at some point this Fall (which is Spring for them, of course): http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=110010469. This is another election that bears watching. Under current Prime Minister John Howard, Australia has proven to be a reliable, if not the most reliable, American ally overseas. If the opposition Labour Party succeeds in ousting the Howard government, and they have consistently held a 10-point lead in the polls, it is a fairly safe bet that Aussie foreign policy will take a left turn. So, watch out, United States, and watch out Israel. Changes are a-coming..............

1 comment:

Michael said...

It's not uncommon in Democracies for the opposition to win mid-war elections, or to at least make large legislative gains. It happened to the Brits in Boer War, it happened in Congress in the Civil War, and in 2006.

Sadly, this time, the opposition has no original ideas, and no plan, beyond a simple surrender to Islamic fascism.