Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Barack Obama 1 -- John Howard 0

In a comment of almost comically inane proportions (comical were it not almost certain to be among the most prominent conservative memes of 2008; undoubtedly inane) Australian Prime Minister John Howard has declared that Iraq's terrorists should "be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats" in 2008. It's peculiar that we are supposed to concern ourselves with the wants and desires of terrorists only when it is politically convenient for one side to do so, but that is of no moment. Obama had a pretty damned good response, in which he showed not only an ability to punch back, but to do so with a smile:
In Iowa on Sunday, Obama responded by saying he was flattered that one of Bush's close allies had chosen to single him out for attack. He challenged Howard, noting that the United States has nearly 140,000 troops in Iraq, compared with 1,400 Australian troops. "So if he is ginned up to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq," Obama said.

Game, Set, Match for Obama.


Foghorn Leghorn said...

I say, I say I am becoming increasingly impressed to the point of being almost giddy like a schoolgirl about "President Obama".

dcat said...

Foghorn --
Great to have you here! There is a lot of campaigning to go and mudslinging to endure before we have a President Obama, but I must admit that at least in terms of candidates who have me energized, Obama is the one right now.