John Howard, aussie PM says in response to Barack Obama’s pledge to withdraw US troops from Iraq if he should win the Democrat nomination and then win the US Presidential election:
Mr Howard said Mr Obama’s stance on Iraq “will just encourage those who want to completely destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory”.
Barack Obama fires back:
“I would also note that we have close to 140,000 troops on the ground now, and my understanding is Mr Howard has deployed 1,400, so if he is (ready) to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq.”
Hmmmm, something tells me John Howard wasn’t expecting a response like that. You’re not dealing with W now Johnnie Boy.