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We should all be proud Australians

The success of John Howard’s US-European tour is giving all of us tremendous pride of belonging to this nation.

Our Howard was able to represent us on global arena and reflect our values, as only he could.

I should be proud most of all of his tour in Ireland, where the Parliament of that nation gave him the welcome he deserves. That’s right: the Parliament of Ireland was a quarter empty. So – although I wouldn’t want people to think me disloyal - I was really proud when a few Irish politicians gave him the description that he deserves.

Of course I was not proud of him, but proud of the Irish brave politicians.

“Xenophobic warmonger” is the description that the UN Human Rights Committee could not quite give him during the last 10 years, despite the repeated criticisms of his government’s policies regarding human rights.
It took the Irish politicians to put him in the box that he should be in.

But who did lose the most?

John Howard?

Of course he will be remembered as the worst devil in the…