Saturday 19th of October 2019

dopey & sneaky .....

as long as it's elegant .....

Yes Gus …. the little rodent’s
White House speech below put me off my breakfast.

16 May 2006 

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER

THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP
ADDRESS AT THE OFFICIAL ARRIVAL
CEREMONY
THE WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON

E&OE................................

Mr. President and Mrs. Bush, Mr. Vice President and Mrs. Cheney, ladies and
gentlemen. Can I say to you, Mr. President, for myself and my wife, and I know
all of the Australians present here today, how much we welcome and appreciate
the warmth and generosity of the hospitality and welcome that you have extended
to us. 

It is possible, Mr. President, to
count on the fingers of our two hands the number of nations that have remained
continuously democratic over the last 100 years. And two of those nations are
of course the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Australia. Our
common history, our common commitment to liberty, and to democracy, has been an
important bond that has united the people of America and the people of
Australia. 

But it's also been our shared
values that have been an important constant in that relationship. A belief that
the worth of a person is defined not by his or her race, or religion, or
nationality, but rather the worth of that person's character, and his or her
commitment to the common future of the nation of which he is a part; a belief
that the greatest force for good within any society is stable families, because
it's families that bring out the best in people and provide them with the greatest
source of emotional support and sustenance; and also, a belief that economic
future and economic liberty is best defined by competitive capitalism and the
working out of market forces, provided our societies provide an understanding
of the need to protect those who, through no fault of their own, may need
assistance. 

And they are many of the values
that have defined both of our societies, and they are some of the values that
have brought our two societies together. 

You rightly recall Mr. President
that the fighting men of our two countries first joined together on the 4th of
July, 1918, at the Battle of Hamel, in World War I. And in every significant
conflict since, Americans and Australians have fought together in pursuit of
our common goals and our common objectives. And I pay tribute, in particular,
to the way in which the United States of America came to the assistance of
Australia in the dark days of the Pacific War in World War II. And successive
generations of Australians will never forget the vital assistance that the
United States extended to our country in our hour of need, in the darkest days
of World War II. 

And it is important on an
occasion like this to recall not only our history, but also to repeat our
common resolve about the future. I will recall our meeting here at the White
House on the 10th of September, 2001. It was the first time that we had met as
President of the United States and Prime Minister of Australia. And in our
discussions, contrary to what the critics of our two societies say, we were not
speaking evil of other people in the world, we were not condemning other
religions, we were not condemning other countries. We were expressing hope
about a more peaceful world, a world in which Christian and Muslim would work
together, a world in which the nations as a world would unite in harmony and
peace. 

And the following day, of course,
the world changed forever. And so much of the common effort of our two
societies since has been directed to the fight on terrorism. It will be, as
you've said, Mr. President, a long and difficult fight. Progress is being made,
but much lies ahead. And Janette and I are very conscious of the great
sacrifice in lives of the men and women of your country. And we pay tribute to
them, and we share the mourning and the grief of their loved ones here in the
United States.

But our cause is a just cause. Terrorism respects no value system; terrorism
does not respect the tenets of the great religions of the world; terrorism is
based on evil, intolerance and bigotry. And no free societies, such as
Australia and the United States, can ever buckle under to bigotry and
intolerance. 

Mr. President, I come here as the
elected leader of a nation of 20 million people; a nation that shares so much
in common with your country; a nation that will shoulder her responsibilities
in the Pacific region; a nation which historically has interacted not only with
the people of our own region, but the people of your country and the people of
Europe. 

I thank you again Mr. President
for your personal friendship. I admire the leadership and the courage and the
commitment that you have brought to your responsibilities and to your office.
You have reasserted with strength and clarity the great values of the United
States. You have presented a firm leadership to the free world against
terrorism. The world needs an involved, committed, concerned United States
years into the future. The world needs a President of the United States who has
a clear-eyed view of the dangers of terrorism, and the courage and the
determination, however difficult the path may be, to see the task through to
its conclusion. And in you, sir, the American people and the world have found
such a leader and such an individual.

I salute your courage and your commitment, your personal decency and your
personal leadership of this great democracy, of this great country. And I thank
you very warmly for all the Australians present for the grace and dignity and
genuineness of your welcome. 

Thank you. 

[ends] 

I suppose it’s only natural
that political leaders who practice deceit, treachery & bigotry & who
have been co-conspirators in great crimes, including war crimes, would seek to
stroke & reassure each other through flattery & an acknowledgement that
their mutual conceit is a value to be admired. 

Our little rodent was in fine
form in heaping praise on the great American gansta, the great “decider”,
George W. Bush, completely oblivious to the fact that his words would turn the
stomachs of 71% of Americans who recognise their President for what he is.  

But of course, little johnnie
needs to bask in the reflected glory of others, no matter that it’s
manufactured, simply because true leadership & statesmanship is beyond him:
better to be remembered as the loyal lapdog of the worst American President in
history than not to be remembered for anything other than turning mediocrity an
art form. 

We’re used to the empty &
hypocritical weasel words of our Prime Meanster, but junior needs all the help
he can get these days, so someone from out of town mouthing the necessary
niceties is a rare & valued commodity these days. 

Waxing lyrical about the
alleged common commitment to “liberty & democracy” that has characterised
the relationship between America & Australia down the years, our little
Sneaky, as White House guest spruiker, conveniently skipped over troublesome
facts of history that render such a position a complete fabrication, even at
home.  

To make that point, we would
need only to ask the people of the developing world, whether in Africa, South
America or Asia about their experiences with “liberty & democracy”
American-style. More recently we could consult the peoples of Palestine, Iraq,
Afghanistan & West Papua to gauge their appreciation of our hollow
commitment to their “liberty & democracy”. 

Whilst we were at it, we could
ask these same people what they think of the “shared values” that our fake
leaders espouse: critical values such as “character, the family &
competitive capitalism”, according to the great liberal thinker from the
Antipodes. 

Of course, fine words are
inevitably debased when they are used by liars & scoundrels, so the Prime
Meanster ironically succeeded, unwittingly, in providing us with a fine parody
on the worth of his best friend: military deserter, electoral fraudster,
shallow opportunist, warmonger, cheat, liar & chief lawbreaker - &
that’s on a good day. 

And the great sledger didn’t
stop there. No sirree, plenty of opportunity for our little Prime bigot to
claim that he & his fraudulent mate, Dopey, shared a common resolve “that
Chistians & Muslims would work together for harmony & peace”. Try
telling that to the 200,000 innocent people of Iraq, slaughtered by “the
coalition of the willing” & its evil accomplices. Try telling it to the people
of Palestine, poked in the eye by Israel & the international community for
more than 60 years & systematically the victims of war crimes & acts of
genocide. 

Try telling that to the people
of Iran, who have never mounted a war of aggression against anyone but had to
fight single-handedly for almost a decade to defend themselves against another
war of aggression, mounted by Saddam Hussein with US support &
encouragement: the same valuable “friend” of the US who suddenly morphed into
the most evil & dangerous person on the planet, once he’d reached his
use-by date. 

And try telling it to one of
the smallest minorities in Australia: our Muslim community. Publicly sledged,
slandered, vilified & victimised by members of the rodent’s government, who
he himself has dog-whistled at every cowardly opportunity. 

And finally we have terrorism:
the phoniest war in history. 

“But our cause is a just
cause”, babbles our great military prince. 

“Terrorism respects no value
system”, he claims, ignoring the fact that the bulk of the world’s modern
terrorists have been armed, funded, trained & set loose by his host’s
nation. 

“Terrorism does not respect
the tenets of the great religions of the world”, asserts our little aussie
crusader: the irony of his words completely lost on him. 

“Terrorism is based on evil,
intolerance and bigotry”, carps our little master of history. Small matters
such as oppression, context & means don’t count, except when the terrorists
are serving our interests. 

And finally, before retiring
to once again be fed by the President of the world’s most gluttonous nation,
our great leader left us with the exhortation: “And no free societies, such as
Australia and the United States, can ever buckle under to bigotry and
intolerance.” 

But hypocrisy, victimisation
& exclusion are fine …. as long as they’re practised elegantly.

Pass the mayo

From the SMH

In front of a packed press conference in the White House, US President George W Bush outlined the reasons for his close friendship with the Australian prime minister - and it sure isn't his looks.

In the space of one answer, Bush described the man standing by his side as bald and no oil painting - but a terrific leader.

read more stuff at the SMH
----------------
If that's not praise mayonnaise, what is! Big vernacular coming from Dopey-29%, the compliment goes straight through the keeper of the mustard jar.
Hi-hee, hi-ho, it's to more wars we go.... Where the bloody hell are we? Grumpy Gus.

update from the rodent's trail .....

21 May 2006 

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER
THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP
INTERVIEW WITH WOLF BLITZER
CNN, UNITED STATES 

BLITZER:

Looking back on this deployment, on this invasion of Iraq, where you sold the
bill of goods three years ago, given the fact that no weapons of mass
destruction have been found and planning for a post invasion clearly could have
been a lot better?

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well I guess, as in all things, it's easy to look back and
say this or that should have been done differently. But I believed three years
ago that the Coalition operation was right. I still believe that. I think Iraq
is a better country without Saddam Hussein. I think in the medium to longer
term Iraq will be a freer, better country than what it was. I still believe the
majority of the Iraqi people, because they've voted three times for democracy
in the face of the most appalling intimidation, believe that the country will
be better as a free country rather than a dictatorship. And what has to happen
is that the different groups must be reconciled and the first step towards that
is to establish a Government of national unity. And I am very hopeful, as is
the administration of the United States, that that can come about under the
leadership of the new Prime Minister and I'm very hopeful that there will be a
Government formed before long.

Yes, not even an
acknowledgement that the basis for the invasion of Iraq, an illegal act of
aggression, a war crime, the 1st that Australia has ever been party
to, was false, let alone a cooked-up lie. And no acknowledgement that more than
200,000 innocent civilians have been butchered by the coalition war machine
& that more than 3 years after the invasion, Iraq’s infrastructure has all
but been destroyed, whilst its resources are looted by the US carpetbaggers
that our prime rodent calls friends. 

Just the usual pap for the
media, such as the deceitful pretence that people voting constitutes the
existence of a democracy, notwithstanding that the country remains under
military occupation.

BLITZER:

Let's move on to a neighbour of Iraq, Iran. Do you believe the United States,
the Bush Administration, like Britain, France and Germany should be holding
direct talks with Iranian officials when it comes to Iran's nuclear programme? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

I think what should happen is
that the United Nations system should be allowed to work. I believe that the
United Nations process now under way should be seen through. Both America and
Australian believe in trying to achieve a diplomatic solution to this very
difficult problem, and I think in the first instance we should exhaust the
United Nations process before we start examining alternative approaches. 

BLITZER:

The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said this on May 12th, he said 'I have
insisted very clearly both in private in my contact with the American
administration and publicly that I think it's important that the United States
come to the table and that they should join the European countries are Iran to
find a solution.' He's the Secretary General, do you agree with him? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well when I talk about the United
Nations processes, I mean the processes through the Security Council. I mean I
respect the views of the Secretary General, but when I talk of the process; I
mean the process which is now underway, which involves the potential for
further resolutions by the United Nations Security Council. And I think that is
the path at this time that ought to be followed. Three years there was
criticism of the United States and her allies including Australia for not
further using the processes of the United Nations. The view was taken then that
that was not going to work. We now, in relation to Iran, have the opportunity
to see how fully those processes can be made to work. It's quite a test for the
United Nations and we're very keen that that test take place. 

Yes, little sneaky certainly
knows about due “process”, especially that of the UN. What he means, of course,
is that provided the UN process delivers the outcome that his warmongering ally,
the US, wants, he’s happy to follow it. But, as was the case with Iraq, if the
process delivers a different outcome, then screw the process. 

It is this type of
hypocritical behaviour that caused the rest of the world to condemn the US
& its faux “coalition of the willing” for embarking on their illegal war of
aggression against Iraq. The little US camp follower hypocritically pretends
that it was the “fault” of the UN that the US, Australia & a retinue of
non-entity US vassals elected to breach International Law & attack another
sovereign state, without provocation: all based on a lie. 

However, he is right to say
that the issue of Iran is a “test” for the UN but it’s a test for the
membership of that body as to whether its members are prepared to stand-up to
the cowardly bullying of the world’s only superpower & its chief
dog-whistler next to “aussie tony”, our little prime sneaky.
 

BLITZER:

So you don't have a position specifically on whether there should be a direct
dialogue on nuclear issues between the United States and Iran? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

I think it's better at this time
to go down the United Nations path. 

BLITZER:

But you can go down the United Nations path and still have a direct dialogue.
The British, the French and the Europeans are talking directly with them and
they support a UN dialogue as well. 

PRIME MINISTER: 

I think it's always a good idea
Wolf to, or often a good idea, to try one approach or play one card at a time
in a difficult situation like this and the card that I believe should be played
at the present time is through the United Nations. 

BLITZER:

Do you believe the President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a stable man? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well I think his remarks about Israel were provocative,
unacceptable and the sort of remarks that indicate somebody who operates on the
basis of blind bigotry towards other countries. When you hear remarks like that
you can understand the sense of encirclement that the people of Israel must
feel. 

Yes, I can feel the tears
welling in my eyes out of sympathy for poor Israel.  

Poor Israel: a US supported
& funded Zionist state, armed to the teeth, with a record of defying the UN
Security Council second to none. A country that, in spite of its own
experience, is happy to pursue genocidal policies against the defenceless
civilian population of Palestine. 

Respectable Israel, whose
Zionist founders were at the forefront of modern terrorism, now all alone &
defenceless against the Muslim hordes of the Middle East …. Except, of course,
for the small matter of their 200+ nuclear weapons arsenal. 

Yes, poor defenceless,
encircled Israel. Little wonder our little sneaky was endowed with a Zionist
Award in Washington just last week, for his sterling support of poor little
Israel. 

And what does our little
dog-whistler think that likening Iran to the Nazis is, if not “blind bigotry”?
 

BLITZER:

How does the world community deal with a leader like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from
your perspective? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well I think you have to deal
with him in different ways. You don't overreact, but equally you don't take a
backwards step and my very strong view in relation to Iran is that we should
stick to the path that we have chosen. We'll see how that works. I don't think
it's wise of anybody to hypothesize as to what we might do if that particular
approach is unsuccessful. 

Oh yes, our little warrior prince: certainly no backward
step ….. as long as your hiding behind the protective skirts of a maniac like
the great decider. What a phoney!! 

BLITZER:

Cause you're hinting at a military operation. Is there a realistic military
option if diplomacy fails? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well look I'm not hinting at
that. I'm very much of the view that we should try and solve this issue
diplomatically but I don't think it's appropriate ever for somebody in my
position to start hypothesizing about other things. I don't want military
action, nobody wants military action ever. It's always a last resort and I
think we should try very hard to solve this issue diplomatically and that is certainly
Australia's very strong position.

In other words little sneaky: you’ll do whatever the
master war criminal in Washington wants you to, regardless of our own national
interest & regardless of what the rest of the world might think &
decide.

BLITZER:

Australia also has about 540 troops in Afghanistan right now. Let me read to
you from a May 3rd issue of the New York Times. 'Building on a winter campaign
of suicide bombings and assassinations, and the knowledge that American troops
are leaving, the Taliban appear to be moving their insurgency into a new phase,
flooding the rural areas of Southern Afghanistan with weapons and men. The
scale of the militants' presence and their sheer brazenness have alarmed
Afghans and foreign officials far more than in previous years.' Question: is
the situation in Afghanistan getting better or worse? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well I think it remains very
difficult and it will be a long campaign. But you have to ask yourself what is
the alternative? Those who wring their hands about how difficult it is in
Afghanistan at the present time must be asked, well what is the alternative? I
think if the coalition were to retreat in Afghanistan, were to pull out, the
Taliban would take over again and that would be an enormous setback to the
anti-terrorist cause. I mean it is unthinkable that there would be a failure
for the anti-terrorist cause in Afghanistan. But it will be difficult and it
just underscores the necessity of countries in the coalition to remain close
and to work together and to maintain their commitment. 

Yes, those pesky Taliban
“terrorists” again.  

The very same “terrorists”
that the CIA funded & encouraged to bleed the Soviets during their
ill-conceived invasion & occupation of Afghanistan.  

The very same “terrorists”
that the US was happy to support during its war on drugs; before that war was
updated to become “the war on terra”.  

The very same “terrorists” who
were invited by the great decider to visit with him in Texas whilst US oil
interests attempted to parley the theft of Afghanistan’s oil & gas
resources.  

The very same “terrorists” who
unsuccessfully offered the US Usama bin Laden’s head on a plate.  

The very same “terrorists” who
were supported by the current puppet President of Afghanistan, Kazai.

BLITZER:

A lot of us were shocked at those images we saw in December when the muscly
white Australians were attacking Muslims at that beach in Australia. How
serious of a problem is this in Australia, these anti-Muslim sentiments clearly
that were evident then?

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well that particular issue was
dealt with at the time and I think rightly is a law and order issue. You often,
in any country, get boil-overs between different groups in the atmosphere of
hot weather and perhaps the consumption of too much alcohol. That happens.
There is not, in my view, general anti-Muslim feeling in Australia. There is
certainly great hostility to Muslim extremism in Australia, as there is in most
countries, but the majority of the Muslims in Australia are upright, good
Australians who hate terrorism as much as I do. 

What a dishonest fool.  

All reasonable & fair
Australians detest extremism of any kind, not just the extremism of one
particular group, in spite of efforts by members of the rodent’s government to
demonise the defenceless Muslim minority, as it has repeatedly sought to
promote the “values” of your anachronistic anglo-celt picket fence culture. 

As for the rodent’s professed
hatred of “terrorism”, try convincing the 200,000 + innocent Iraqi civilians
butchered by the evil war criminals leading the so-called “coalition of the
willing”
 

BLITZER:

You were at a State Dinner that President Bush and Mrs Bush hosted in your
honour here in Washington this week. Rupert Murdoch, the Chairman of the News
Corporation from Australia, he said this about you. Let me read it to you. He
said 'I think the Prime Minister could go on if he wanted to, but I doubt it.
He's probably planning to go out at the top. He's on top of his form and much
better to go out that way than like Margaret Thatcher, or losing an election.'
Question: are you going to be running for re-election? 

PRIME MINISTER: 

Well I'll remain Prime Minister
of Australia and leader of my party, the Liberal Party of Australia as long as
my party wants me to, and it's in the best interests of my party that I do so. 

Of course, not a second wasted
on what the electorate might want eh sneaky?