We've all seen the video of Mr. Howard of Australia voicing his opinion on the political landscape in the United States right now. In this post on CNN's Political Ticker, Mr. Howard stands by his comments.
He's right you know. Somehow it is altogether fitting and appropriate for members of the Australian Labour Party and even the Labour Party in the UK to criticize President Bush's actions and beliefs. However, when a Conservative PM or MP voices a negative opinion of the opposition, it is seen as meddling in internal politics of the United States. Would Mr. Obama's reaction have been the same had the comments came from Lady Margaret Thatcher?