2003 Iraq Invasion
John Howard was the 'third man' in the 2003 attack on Iraq. While George W. Bush and Tony Blair to some extent were discredited by the illegal invasion and presaging campaigns of propaganda about "Iraq's WMDs", John Howard, as Australian PM and third partner in the war coalition, escaped this public opprobrium.
Children Overboard affair
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The "Children Overboard affair" was a controversial focus in the 2001 federal election campaign, when John Howard was accused of cynically demonising asylum-seekers. Mr Howard and senior ministers falsely claimed on the eve of the election that a boat of (mostly Iraqi) asylum-seekers had thrown their children into the water to guarantee their rescue by the Australian navy. When challenged about this, Howard said that the refugees "don't carry any visible signs of being demonised".
A Quote by John Howard
|Port Arthur Massacre||“We need to achieve a total prohibition on the ownership, possession, sale and importation of all automatic and semi-automatic weapons. That will be the essence of the proposal that will be put by the Commonwealth government at the meeting on Friday...”|
Appointments by John Howard