Today the United States leadership had the gall to collectively criticise the Australian Labour leader Mark Latham's policy regarding the United States invasion and occupation of Iraq.
I hope there are some Americans who concede Australian the right to have an opposition party that does not follow the party line of the world's policeman.
I can only hope that the business of the ugly Americans ( not the ordinary Americans and mudcatters ) throwing their combined and substantial weights behind our prime miniscule's election campaign backfires and that he is consigned to the dustbin of history.
It has not escaped me that both Bush and Howard are facing elections this year. The mutual backscratching is obvious and offensive enough, but this latest outburst by a string of US public figures smacks of a reward for the toady who stood by them through their unconscionable acts.