February 13, 2007, - 1:35 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Australian Prime Minister John Howard seems to be the ONLY world leader (that excludes our George W. Bush and Israel’s Ehud Olmert) who gets it about Islam. He’s repeatedly told Islamists in his country where to go (and it isn’t to see the 72 black-eyed virgins; it’s in the opposite direction).
Now, Howard seems to be the only world leader who gets it on Barack Hussein Obama. Howard said that terrorists in Iraq would be praying for Obama to become President of the U.S. He criticized Obama’s absurd plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops in Iraq by March 31, 2008. He said this would represent a defeat for America. On Nine Network Television, he said:
I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilize and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory.
And he’s right.
Howard is coming under fire for those comments, but he’s sticking to his guns on them. Now that is a real man . . . and a real leader. Unfortunately, although Howard made the comments in defense of the Bush Administration, the Bush White House is throwing Howard under the bus, distancing itself from his comments. Yup, that’s how we treat our true friends, while we kowtow to our phony friends and real enemies.
Still others are calling Howard a racist, with the absolutely unfounded claim that he only criticized Obama because he’s Black. Does this mean that Obama is untouchable by criticism because anyone who criticizes his absurd views is anti-Black and a racist? That seems to be the tone.
When I commented on Obama’s Muslim background, I never mentioned his race, because I don’t care about it in the least. Yet, like Howard, tons of people unduly played the race card against me for it. Wake up. If a Black politician is immune from criticism on his positions on the issues because of his race, he has no business being in politics in the first place.
If only Howard could be our president, instead of what we have.
Tags: America, Black politician, Bush administration, Iraq, Nine Network Television, President, Prime Minister, United States, White House