The Trifecta

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    wouldn't it be the hight of irony if by years end if 3 of the leaders in the "coalition of the willing" ie Bush, Blair and Australia's Howard fail to be re-elected. All face general elections around the end of the year. What would this say about militarism in recent times?
     
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    I don't know if this is a likely scenario. Does Australia and the UK have someone like Kerry running against the incumbent?

    Kerry can barely stay even with Bush and he's been nonstop campaigning, whereas Bush has barely even started.
     
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    Spain's Aznar can't serve a third term but his former deputy, Rajoy, has a comfortable lead in their upcoming elections. The Iraq war is proving to be a non-issue amongst voters.

    Not surpprisingly Rajoy's socialist challenger supports Kerry.

    Height of irony? I'm not sure I understand. Not only would the defeat of all three leaders of the U.S., the U.K., and Australia not be ironic, it would likely have little to do with the war in Iraq, in the highly unlikely event that it happened. As illustrated by the current election campaign in Spain, who have 1,300 troops in Iraq, most people have moved on. Who's going to run in opposition to a succesful war? (besides John Kerry)

    Blair is a liberal, at any rate. A conservative government in England is unlikely to be less supportive of our efforts in Iraq. Quite the opposite.


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    P.M. would not be up for election this year anyway. He was elected a second term only two years ago - or was it three? At anyrate they serve six years at a time and there is no limit to how many terms they serve.

    Last election, Blair won by a landslide against his conservative challenger and this was during a gas crises at the time...so even if he were up for election this year, I am sure he would keep his seat.

    I do not know about Austrailias P.M.
     
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    well smellthecoffe you'ld just love that wouldn't you? To bad it won't happen, with Bush, Blair, Anzar and the rest of the "Willing" the world will be a much safer palce for the next 4 years...
     
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    Wouldn't it be sweet to see the idiot drain the heinz fortune and then be G.W.'s bitch in the end???:D I am sorry the man makes me yack everytime I see his ugly mug on my t.v. and then have to listen to his hatefull whiny voice....yuck spit yack ptooey.
     
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    Hey smell don't go to Vegas and bet the house on Kerry unless you've got a nice cardboard box somewhere.
     
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    I'd much rather be a part of the coolition of the willing than the coolition of the retarded!!!!:eek:
     
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    My bad I mis spelled.:mad: Coalition I shalltype it 100 times and all will be o.k.
     
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    hey coolaltion works man, we are cool aren't we?
    He He:D
     

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