Australia Here We Come
Searching for the country to move to when the democracy that we love called America finally skids completely off the runway into the neo-con/Bush/fundamentalist version of totalitarianism is tricky.
Do we move to Europe, South America, where do we go?
Turns out Australia has had quite enough of Bush and his 'staunch allies.' John Howard, the complimentary and equivalent screwball leader of Australia, has been handed his cookies.
Labor Party wins big in Australia
Conservative Prime Minister John Howard suffered a humiliating defeat Saturday at the hands of the left-leaning opposition, whose leader has promised to immediately sign the Kyoto Protocol on global warming and withdraw Australia's combat troops from Iraq.
Labor Party head Kevin Rudd's pledges on global warming and Iraq move Australia sharply away from policies that had made Howard one of President Bush's staunchest allies.
Rudd has named global warming as his top priority, and his signing of the Kyoto Protocol will leave the U.S. as the only industrialized country not to have joined it.
The Labor Party of Australia will hold a clear majority in Parliament. Something about "humiliating' defeats makes me happy.
This is further reaction to George Bush. Bush has scant popularity worldwide. Everyone is aware of this with the exception of the inner circle itself. Poland, Spain, England, Italy, and now Australia come full circle and it is all in reaction to the neo-con/Bush policies. What's the deal with France?
More from the NYT: Australia’s Prime Minister Defeated After Four Terms
Prime Minister John Howard of Australia suffered a comprehensive defeat today...
But opinion polls have consistently shown that although Australians remain strong supporters of the Anzus alliance...they do not approve of Mr. Bush.