For those that didn’t know:
Australian Prime Minister John Howard today for the first time linked the war in Iraq to the need to safeguard the world’s oil supplies.
Howard made the comments in an announcement of defense policy changes, including the development of a closer relationship with China and Japan.
With an election looming in the near future, I’m not surprised with Howard’s announcement, as it alleviates many of the issues surrounding Australia’s involvement with the war in Iraq and his knowledge that Australians are wising up to the reality of the US-led war. The fact that my mother is not voting for Howard’s party this coming election is a real indication of how the tides are turning against the Liberal Party in Australia.