Skip to comments.PM Howard to stand firm on Iraq
Posted on 07/04/2007 2:27:04 PM PDT by knighthawk
JOHN Howard will today rule out an imminent withdrawal of Australian combat troops from Iraq, staking an election-year position on staying the course in the Middle East.
The Prime Minister will spell out an unambiguous commitment to a long-term Australian military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In a major security speech, Mr Howard will stress the stark consequences of a failure by the US and its allies to secure Iraq.
He will argue that the military coalition cannot allow weariness, frustration or political convenience to dictate strategy in Iraq.
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
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