Saturday, November 24, 2007

Expected, but dismaying nonetheless

Australia has decided to move in a different direction, as former Prime Minister John Howard's governing Liberal Party was rudely ushered out of power by Prime Minster-Elect Kevin Rudd's Labour Party: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/11/24/australia-election.html. The results are bad news for the United States, which had counted Australia under Howard as among its closest allies. Rudd will likely move Australia in the same direction as Great Britain, thereby distancing it from the United States. As well, you can expect a move towards China by the Aussies.

All in all, not good news for those of us living here.................

1 comment:

serket said...

At least Canada and France have conservative governments now. Although we probably can't expect either of them to help in Iraq.