In the last days of his presidency George Bush is doing what he can to save his legacy. This means also doing what he can to honour those who followed him into the Iraq disaster. High am ong these is the former prime minister of Australia,Joh n Howard,
So Bush is arranging for Howard and his wife to fly to Washington, to stay in the presidentiaL guest house, Hfor one night (January 12), then B ush will invite him o ver to the White and ;present him woth the prestigious Medal of Freedom.
There is a delicious irony here. ,Howard,s unpopular goovernment has just australianbeen thrown out of office and Howard lost his own seat.Why in the world would Howard want the Medal of Freedom when the Australian people have just given hi m the boot? B ut I digress.Can you believe the reason the Obamas and their children were forced to go to a public hotel where security wlould be more difficult, was because Howard and his wife were goin g to staY In Blair House (which has a hundred rooms) for ONE night it is hard to believe the Bush people could be as small as this. Do you agree?