Teflon John

Oakes, Laurie
July 2003
Bulletin with Newsweek;7/29/2003, Vol. 121 Issue 6383, p16
The article author analyses reasons why Australian Prime Minister John Howard is in no trouble over Iraq War 2003 when U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are in trouble in their countries. Howard is under no real pressure, his hold on office seemingly more secure than ever. In all three countries that spearheaded the "coalition of the willing" in Iraq, debate has been raging on the use of doubtful intelligence about Saddam Hussein's possession of weapons of mass destruction. Howard made the assertion in Parliament, just as Bush did in the U.S. Congress and Blair in the House of Commons. But, compared with his British and U.S. counterparts, the Australian prime minister looks resolute.


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