Aussie PM Howard: Vote for Obama = vote for Osama

Either he’s confused or I’m confused because he’s pointing to Obama’s home-by-next-March proposal as though it were a campaign promise and, er, the election’s not until November ’08.

That first state dinner should be something else, though, huh?

In a strongly worded foray into US politics today, Mr Howard said an Obama victory in the presidential election would be disastrous for the war on terrorism.

“I think he’s wrong. I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory,” Mr Howard said on Channel 9.

If I were running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and be praying as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats.”…

Mr Howard said the US could not win the Iraq war before March 2008, so an Obama victory would mean defeat for America.

“If America pulls out of Iraq in March 2008 it can only be in circumstances of defeat,” Mr Howard said.

“There’s no way by March 2008, which is a little over a year from now, everything will have been stabilised so that America can get out.

Exit question anticipating tomorrow’s nutroots reaction: Why does John Howard hate African-Americans?