Sunday, February 11, 2007

Howard slams Obama on Iraq policy

Australian Prime Minister Jack Howard took a shot at Obama's call for a withdrawal from Iraq.  Good to see Obama's team replying quickly with a great comeback!

Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs, traveling with the senator in Iowa, said Howard's words were misguided.

"The United States has sacrificed more than 3,000 brave young men and women and $400 billion, only to find ourselves mired in the middle of a sectarian civil war," he said. "Even Republicans ... know that more of the same is only going to attract more terrorists to Iraq and make our country less safe."

Gibbs went on to say that Howard was not in a position to be overly critical.

"If Prime Minister Howard truly believes what he says, perhaps his country should find its way to contribute more than just 1,400 troops so some American troops can come home," he said. "It's easy to talk tough when it's not your country or your troops making the sacrifices."


Howard slams Obama on Iraq policy
POSTED: 10:14 a.m. EST, February 11, 2007

Story Highlights

• Australian PM John Howard slams Barack Obama over opposition to Iraq war
• Howard says al Qaeda in Iraq hoping for victory for Obama, Democrats
Obama spokesman disputes Howard remarks on candidate's Iraq stance
• Obama aide: Send more Australian troops if you support the war so much
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Australia's conservative prime minister slammed Barack Obama on Sunday over his opposition to the Iraq war, a day after Obama announced his intention to run for the White House in 2008.


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